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Motion & Control Enterprises Acquires Swanson Flo Control

MCE makes second acquisition this month with the addition of the Plymouth, Minnesota-based distributor of process instrumentation, flow control valves, actuators and related equipment.
Motion & Control Enterprises

Industrial distributor Motion & Control Enterprises, a Zelienople, Pennsylvania-based portfolio company of the private equity firm Frontenac Co., on Thursday announced that it has acquired Swanson Flo Control, Plymouth, Minnesota. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Swanson Flo is a regional distributor of process instrumentation, flow control valves, actuators and related equipment. The company also provides value-added services including actuated valve assemblies, field services and shop repairs.

Founded in 1960, Swanson Flo now employs 92 associates and services industrial and municipal markets in 13 states in the upper Midwest and beyond. That company has warehouse locations in Plymouth; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Indianapolis, Indiana. As a division of MCE, Swanson Flo will continue to operate under the Swanson Flo name with the same leadership team, employees and suppliers.

“The addition of Swanson Flo extends our offering of highly-engineered, technical solutions offering by providing leading flow control products and services,” said Charles Hale, chairman and CEO of MCE. “Swanson Flo brings longstanding customer relationships and supplier partnerships, plus a highly regarded team of flow control experts. We welcome the Swanson Flo team to MCE and are looking forward to accelerated growth and continuing to bring innovative solutions to our customers.”

“The Swanson Flo team is excited to join with MCE,” said Tom Howe, CEO, and majority owner of Swanson Flo. “Our teams share a similar philosophy of providing the customer with a wide range of technical products, services and solutions. Together, we will be even better positioned to meet the ever-increasing needs of our customers and principals. With Swanson Flo’s leadership, locations and team members remaining intact, we look forward to a seamless transition.”

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