Bluewater Thermal Solutions Acquires Southwest Heat Treat and Texas Energy Labs in Houston, TX

January 04, 2013 | News and Events

Bluewater, the largest North American-based thermal processing provider, announced today that it has acquired Southwest Heat Treat and Texas Energy Labs, which is located in Houston, Texas. Bluewater’s management team partnered with Aterian Investment Partners (“Aterian”) to purchase the two businesses. Aterian is a sizeable, experienced private equity firm with a demonstrated track record of
supporting and growing market-leading businesses alongside management.
The businesses serve the energy markets in North America, which represent a key strategic growth market for Bluewater.

Commenting on the acquisition, Michael Wellham, CEO of Bluewater, said: “The acquisition of Southwest Heat Treat and Texas Energy Labs is an important milestone for the company and provides significant end market diversification and additional geographic reach, both of which are key strategic drivers for our business. The businesses are customer-focused organizations that provide high levels of service to their customers and are well-positioned in their key end markets. We are very happy with the addition of our new team members, who have shown they are dedicated and driven by customer service. We are pleased with this recent development and look forward to furthering our core values of customer service, quality, technical expertise, and providing solutions to our customers.”

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Bluewater Thermal Solutions specializes in all types of heat treating processes including brazing, nitriding, boronizing, carbonitriding & carburizing, and more. We offer a wide array of heat treating and boronizing processes at 11 different locations. To find out how we can serve your induction hardening needs, call us today at 877.990.0050 or request a quote on our website for services.

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