Company Briefs: Cook Compressions names service partner for Poland, SPX buys Patterson-Kelley

Acquisitions, expansions and partnerships from across the process industries

Company Briefs

Cook Compression names authorized service partner for Poland

Cook Compression recently signed Krio-Serwis as its exclusive authorized service partner for the gas sector in Poland. 

Cook Compression trains and certifies authorized service partners to provide expert repair and reconditioning for compressor valves and packing cases in localized service centers. These partners have passed a rigorous audit of their processes and equipment, are held to strict quality standards and guarantee their work for warranty periods established by Cook. 

Krio-Serwis, based in Odolanow, Poland, is a service provider in the country’s oil and gas industry. Krio-Serwis specializes in the maintenance, overhaul, repair, reconditioning, retrofitting and control systems of gas engines, integral engine-compressors and natural gas reciprocating compressors. As a Cook Compression authorized service partner, Krio-Serwis adds repair and refurbishment of gas compressor valves, pressure packing cases and oil wiper packings to its capabilities, backed by specialized equipment and original Cook Compression parts. 

SPX expands commercial heating portfolio with purchase of Patterson-Kelley  

SPX Corporation recently purchased Patterson-Kelley, a manufacturer and distributor of commercial boilers and water heaters. The strategic acquisition will broaden SPX’s HVAC platform in the high-efficiency boiler segment of the heating market. 

Patterson-Kelley will operate as a subsidiary of SPX, and a part of the broader SPX HVAC platform, which consists of products from Weil-McLain, Marley Engineered Products, SPX Cooling Technologies and now Patterson-Kelley. 

Patterson-Kelley is headquartered in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and has approximately 100 employees. With more than 100 years in the industry, Patterson-Kelley is expected to have full-year 2019 revenue of approximately $35 million.  

SPX Corporation is a supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, holding leadership positions in the HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions markets. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation had approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue in 2018 and approximately 4,000 employees in 17 countries.  

JUST acquires protein facility in Minnesota, plans expansions  

JUST (Eat JUST Inc.), a company that applies science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, recently announced the expansion of its protein manufacturing operations to include the acquisition of a 30,000-square-foot facility and 40 acres of land in Appleton, Minnesota. The plant has been serving the food ingredient industry for more than 30 years, operating as Del Dee Foods. With this acquisition, JUST will become the largest private employer in Appleton. 

For more than a year, JUST, whose scientists and Michelin-starred chefs create entirely new categories of everyday food products, has partnered with Del Dee to scale up JUST’s patented protein extraction process — a building block of the top-selling, plant-based JUST Egg. The western Minnesota factory is now responsible for a majority of JUST’s protein processing. 

JUST Egg’s key ingredient is protein from the mung bean, a legume that has been cultivated for thousands of years and is a dietary staple in Asia. The product is cholesterol-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and Kosher certified, and is packed with as much protein as many other plant and animal proteins, including the egg. 

Key Technology acquires Herbert Solutions, a supplier of sorting and processing equipment for root crops 

Key Technology, a designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, and a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, recently acquired Herbert Solutions, enhancing its portfolio of potato and vegetable equipment solutions. 

Herbert has established itself as a leader in serving the root crop and fresh produce markets with an assortment of sorting, washing and handling solutions. They are headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The acquisition further strengthens Key’s position in its core potato and vegetable market segments. 

Herbert Solutions will become a product brand within the Key’s overall portfolio of potato and vegetable solutions. Mark Verschuren will move into the role of product sales manager for Herbert and continue to lead Herbert’s commercial efforts as well as play a prominent role in the development of new product solutions. 


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