January 8, 2013 – WesTech Engineering, Inc. is reintroducing the Microfloc and General Filter brands to the municipal water treatment market. The Microfloc and General Filter brand names have had little public exposure for many years. WesTech believes that this did little to diminish their brand recognition. This brand reintroduction recognizes the solid reputation these brands hold with engineers, owners, and operators and honors their successful legacy.
“The Microfloc and General Filter brands are extraordinarily well-recognized in the industry and enjoy tremendous customer loyalty,” said Steve Brewster, CEO of WesTech Engineering. “We believe that reintroducing these brands will cement WesTech as a leader in the design and manufacture of industrial and municipal water treatment equipment.”
WesTech acquired the product lines in September, 2012. The product lines will continue to operate largely from their facilities in Ames, Iowa.
General Filter was founded in 1935 in Ames, Iowa. General Filter has a long tradition of innovation, beginning with the invention of the ATOMERATOR™ system – an innovative way of introducing oxygen into a process stream without breaking system pressure.
General Filter became an industry leader for all varieties of manufactured water treatment equipment including pressure filters, clarifiers, and aerators. General Filter innovations include the MULTICELL® common-underdrain filter system, the AERALATER® package treatment system, Laser Shield direct-retention underdrain caps, and the MULTIWASH® backwash system.
Microfloc was founded in 1961 and is known for several innovative water treatment methods, including the mixed media filter bed, the first commercially viable tube settler, the upflow Adsorption Clarifier System, and a method for electronic control of coagulation chemical addition. Microfloc continues in the tradition of innovation with the Trident® HS system, which is the most sophisticated package treatment system on the market.
“These brands will be welcomed back by the many people who understand them to represent high-quality equipment,” said Les Uhlmeyer, Business Unit Leader for the Microfloc and General Filter product lines. “This will lend tremendous credibility to WesTech as a whole.”
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