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Nalco Acquires Res-Kem and General Water to Expand Equipment Solutions in United States

Nalco announced the expansion of its water pre-treatment services and related specialty equipment capabilities with the acquisition of Res-Kem Corporation and General Water Services of Philadelphia, Pa.

"Res-Kem and General Water Services are leading regional suppliers of water treatment services and equipment, including deionized water," said Dave Flitman, Nalco Senior Executive Vice President and President, Water and Process Services. "This builds on our Crossbow Water acquisition last year in the Midwestern United States, expanding our specialty equipment and pre-treatment services capability that adds to our chemistry, onsite consulting service, automation and monitoring and control technologies."

Res-Kem's core operations include portable deionized water services, reverse osmosis membrane cleaning, preventative maintenance/troubleshooting and media and resin/media rebed services. Additionally, their equipment design/build capability includes softeners/filters/dealkalizers, condensate polishers and specialty ion exchange systems.

This acquisition improves Nalco's ability to provide customers with the equipment, supplies and accessories for a total industrial water solution in general industry markets throughout the Northeastern United States, specifically in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.