Caloris Engineering LLC, a provider of membrane, evaporation, and drying technology headquartered in Easton, MD, has acquired equipment fabricator Seitz Stainless of Avon, MN, to be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary.
The acquisition adds in-house manufacturing to Caloris' suite of capabilities, which also includes process engineering and design, systems consulting, and more. Caloris process solutions are widely implemented in the dairy, juice, and food industries.
"This purchase makes the combined companies a one-stop shop for design, engineering, and manufacturing for dairy, juice, food, and wastewater processing equipment," said Caloris president and CEO Jim Peterson. "Seitz and Caloris have long been partners, and Seitz has consistently offered the highest manufacturing quality in the industry. We are excited to more formally join forces with the Seitz staff, who have tremendous skills and know-how."
Caloris Engineering offers evaporators, dryers, and membranes to help food and beverage manufacturers process their high-value products. The same concentration and purification equipment is used to treat wastewater in these industries, enabling the reuse of purified water. Seitz Stainless fabricates a variety of components used in food processing systems, such as heat exchangers, pressure vessels, tanks, and custom equipment.
"There has always been a synergy between Caloris and Seitz," Peterson said. "We are looking forward to offering customers enhanced responsiveness, quality and execution as a result of this acquisition and the qualities that Seitz brings to the operation. We are eager to show customers what these expanded capabilities will mean for future projects."
Seitz Stainless will remain a separate operation and will continue to serve a variety of customers, in addition to Caloris.
"We are excited by the prospect of growth and stability that this transaction brings," said Seitz Stainless president Jeff Haviland. "Current Seitz customers should rest assured that the relationships and quality you have come to expect from Seitz will remain, with the opportunity for partnering with Caloris on processing needs. Operations at Seitz will continue as before, and Seitz customers should still communicate directly with Seitz for their manufacturing needs."
Both Seitz and Caloris facilities will remain in their respective geographic locations.