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Franklin Electric Co. Inc. has announced it has acquired Puronics Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, headquartered in Livermore, California, in an all-cash transaction. Puronics is a residential and commercial water treatment products and services provider operating four company-owned service centers and serving approximately 133 independent water quality dealers with approximately 260 locations in 31 states. Puronics' consolidated annual sales are approximately USD $24 million.
"We have identified water treatment as a strategic adjacency to our leading ground water pumping position globally. We are pleased to add Puronics' strong market presence, quality focus and customer-service oriented approach to our water treatment businesses," said Don Kenney, president of Franklin Electric's global water systems business. "Puronics has a rich 70-year history as a leading provider of premium residential and commercial water treatment systems, and the acquisition will expand our channel, product, and geographic offerings in the United States. I would like to thank Scott Batiste, the retiring chairman and CEO of Puronics, for his strong support during this transition, and would like to welcome the Puronics employees to the Franklin Electric family."