Caloris Engineering LLC, a US provider of membrane, evaporation and drying technology, has acquired the Avon, Minnesota-based equipment fabricator Seitz Stainless.

Easton, Maryland-headquartered Caloris Engineering offers evaporators, dryers and membranes for the food and beverage manufacturing sector, while Seitz Stainless fabricates a range of components used in food processing systems, such as heat exchangers, pressure vessels, tanks and custom equipment.

The acquisition of Seitz Stainless adds in-house manufacturing to Caloris Engineering’s suite of capabilities, which also includes process engineering and design, and systems consulting.

“This purchase makes the combined companies a one-stop shop for design, engineering and manufacturing for dairy, juice, food and wastewater processing equipment,” said Caloris president and CEO Jim Peterson. “Seitz and Caloris have long been partners, and Seitz has consistently offered the highest manufacturing quality in the industry. We are excited to more formally join forces with the Seitz staff, who have tremendous skills and know-how.”

“There has always been a synergy between Caloris and Seitz,” said Peterson. “We are looking forward to offering customers enhanced responsiveness, quality and execution as a result of this acquisition and the qualities that Seitz brings to the operation. We are eager to show customers what these expanded capabilities will mean for future projects.”

Seitz Stainless will be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Caloris Engineering and remain a separate operation.

“We are excited by the prospect of growth and stability that this transaction brings,” said Seitz Stainless president Jeff Haviland. “Operations at Seitz will continue as before and Seitz customers should still communicate directly with Seitz for their manufacturing needs.”

Both Seitz and Caloris facilities will remain in their respective geographic locations.