Racine Federated gains new product line from J-TEC

Owner of Blancett, Dynasonics, Flo-tech, Hedland, Preso, and Wyco brands and Racine, WI, maker of flow meters and internal concrete vibrators adds industrial vortex flow meter product to lineup. Terms for the acquisition weren't disclosed...

RACINE, WI, March 16, 2006 -- Racine Federated of Racine, WI, and J-TEC Associates of Cedar Rapids, IA, announce the acquisition of the J-TEC industrial vortex flow meter product line by Racine Federated. John E. Erskine Jr., Racine Federated president and CEO, and Gary Roling, J-TEC Associates president and CEO, announced the agreement. Terms for the acquisition weren't disclosed.

J-TEC is a designer and manufacturer of general purpose and specialty flow measurement products utilizing an ultrasonic method to detect vortex shedding, which was developed and perfected by them over 36 years ago. The company produces vortex flow sensors used in the automotive industry to measure air intake, blow-by gases from the crankcase, and exhaust flows during internal combustion testing. It recently developed additional products targeted at the automotive market's need for high precision flow measurement of high temperature exhaust gases during engine emissions compliance testing, as required by the EPA. J-TEC also incorporated this same basic technology in a crosswind sensor used in the fire control systems of military tanks and other military vehicles.

"J-TEC has long been recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of vortex shedding flow meter solutions," said Erskine Jr. "We are very excited about the growth opportunities and synergies this creates for Racine Federated flow measurement group."

The addition of vortex shedding technology enhances Racine Federated broad offering of flow measurement technology and fluid management solutions. It will be integrated into the Racine, Wisconsin facility joining Racine Federated's comprehensive family of flow meter technologies including: ultrasonic, turbine, insertion electromagnetic, variable area, positive displacement and differential pressure primary flow elements.

"After having had a relationship with Racine Federated for several years, this is a perfect transition that allows J-TEC to focus on our core automotive and military markets, while Racine Federated moves forward with J-TEC's complementary industrial products," said Roling. "J-TEC and Racine Federated have worked together on this project for several months, and I am pleased to see it come to fruition."

Racine Federated (www.racinefed.com) was founded in 1970 and is a privately held Racine, WI-based manufacturer of flow meters and internal concrete vibrators. Racine Federated products are sold under the following trade names: Blancett, Dynasonics, Flo-tech, Hedland, Preso, and Wyco.

Also see: "Racine Federated celebrates 35 years in business"

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