The acquisition of FFS expands FMD’s capabilities and service solutions for shipyard, defence and commercial marine customers, including the US Navy, the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard.
“Fluid Filtration Specialists has a stellar reputation for doing quality work correctly and on time, which makes it a natural fit for our turnkey service offerings,” said George Whittier, CEO of FMD. “Our growing shipbuilding solutions are operating on the military’s most advanced naval vessels and adding services like those provided by FFS helps us serve as a single, proven partner who knows those ships from stem to stern. This allows us to respond faster with just the right parts, services and maintenance solutions.”
FFS focuses on fluid separation and cleaning systems that were specifically designed to address the maintenance and reliability concerns of heavy equipment used in critical operational systems, often under challenging conditions.
“Quality care of high-performance mechanical systems creates opportunities to lower costs, reduce downtime, and prolong the reliability and lifespan of valuable assets,” said Shane Sims, owner of FFS. “Becoming part of Fairbanks Morse Defense enables us to leverage its robust service centre network to expand our reach among defence customers that so many communities depend on.”
FMD, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, is based in Beloit, Wisconsin.