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CECO Environmental Acquires Kemco Systems

Kemco Systems announced it has been acquired by by CECO Environmental Corporation, an environmentally focused, diversified industrial company whose solutions protect people, the environment and industrial equipment, according to a news release.  The addition of Kemco to CECO’s Industrial Water group advances CECO’s capability to offer customers around the world a turnkey performance-enhancing engineered solution for water and wastewater treatment in a wide range of high-performance applications while expanding the CECO offerings to Kemco customers.

The Kemco acquisition enhances CECO’s North American presence, extending the Company’s industrial water and wastewater treatment applications reach, adding new energy conservation and water recycling solutions, and expanding the addressable market into new high-value food processing, commercial laundry, and ready-mix concrete customer segments and end markets. Kemco generated full-year 2022 revenues of approximately $22 million and advances the Company’s stated goals of owning differentiated engineered solutions businesses with niche leadership positions and more short-cycle and aftermarket business.

“I am excited to welcome the Kemco team to CECO and confident that the combination will open new growth opportunities across attractive industrial water markets. The acquisition of Kemco is another important and strategic step to build upon our already strong and diversified industrial water capabilities, which we have been building with tremendous organic growth execution and the acquisitions of Compass Water, Index Water, DS21, and General Rubber,” said Todd Gleason, Chief Executive Officer, CECO Environmental in the release. “Kemco has a tremendous reputation with its strong, blue-chip customer base and an installed base of more than 7,000 systems. When combined with our focused investment programs, we expect to add additional market-leading solutions and capabilities to further solve critical customer problems while delivering sustainable growth.”

Added Gleason, “While this acquisition helps expand our North American presence in the water and wastewater treatment market, CECO also has the opportunity to introduce these water recycling and energy conservation solutions globally as a new offering, especially in regions we already serve where companies are seeking ways to reduce water usage, recycle their wastewater streams, and conserve energy.”

Kemco’s leadership team will remain to drive the business and work across CECO’s other industrial water businesses to maximize solution selling and services.