Kemco Systems acquires Water Resources

14 August 2019

DAF TECHNOLOGY: The DAF (dissolved air flotation) Whitewater System from Water Resources is used to treat various types of wastewater including textiles and industrial laundries



Kemco Systems advanced its leadership position in industrial wastewater treatment through the acquisition of the dissolved air flotation (DAF) company Water Resources, based in Auburn, Alabama.

The acquisition expands Kemco’s engineered wastewater treatment capabilities in the rapidly growing industrial markets. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Since 1991, Water Resources has been a leader in physical/chemical separation technologies to the industrial markets. With specific strengths in the food processing, industrial laundry and metal finishing industries, the company has earned its reputation as an innovator and leader among its clients.

Water Resources’ industry-leading DAF technology is a proven and effective process for treating a variety of industrial wastewater streams specifically targeting oils, greases and suspended solids.

“This acquisition allows us to better service our industrial clients with a more robust portfolio of treatment technologies for discharge compliance, product recovery and water reuse,” said Tom Vanden Heuvel, CEO of Kemco Systems.

“Partnering with Water Resources will be a great advantage to our clients in our core markets of poultry and meat processing as well as laundry and other niche industries.”

“We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate with a company like Kemco, whose brand is readily known in the industrial circles,” said Sam Rodgers, president of Water Resources.

“Their reach and pedigree, combined with our experience and expertise, will offer customers an unprecedented level of support and service.”

“We are pleased to welcome Water Resources to the Kemco family,” said Vanden Heuvel. “Together we are prepared to transform the way industry looks at recovering its precious water resource.”


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