Mesa Industries Inc. acquires WG Seals Inc.

Mesa Industries Inc., a global manufacturer of products for the oil and petroleum industry through the Mesa Engineered Tank Products (ETP) division, has acquired WG Seals Inc. (WGS), a supplier of custom-designed floating-roof tank seals and rim-mounted foam dams. Mesa ETP has been serving the industry for more than 50 years, and this transaction represents a significant opportunity for the company’s strategic focus on growing domestic and international product offerings.

WG Seals will operate as its own company under the umbrella of Mesa Industries, but will complement the existing Mesa ETP division and its current products for a complete turnkey solution.

“This acquisition exemplifies a complementary business that will strengthen both Mesa ETP and WG Seals for products, engineering and customer service. Our team will collaborate among divisions to fully utilize the strengths of both companies that will in turn help our customers with higher-quality products,” said Brian Karns, COO of Mesa Industries.

“We are excited to include WG Seal Systems into the Mesa Industries family of products. Together, our companies have decades of service to the aboveground storage tank market. This new partnering will expand our ability to support our customers’ needs with the highest quality and expertise available,” said Terry Segerberg, CEO and chairman of Mesa Industries.

Dan Adams has been promoted to business unit leader of WG Seals. For the previous five years, he has worked as engineering manager, leading the team for product and manufacturing improvements. Adams has gained vast knowledge within the aboveground storage market, working directly with sales and customers. He will be responsible for the profitable day-to-day management of WGS and cross-functional management of sales and technical support.

Karla Seward-Bonar has been promoted to materials requirements planning in the new company. She has worked for the previous three years coordinating the collaborative order flow of information among all departments. Seward-Bonar will handle all material requirements, planning, purchasing, logistics and customer service requirements.

Ryan Pociask, a previous WGS employee, will come on board and serve as the project engineer for WGS. He is an architectural engineering graduate of Purdue University. Pociask brings 10 years of experience working for Consolidated Fabrication as a draftsman, project manager, estimator and tank engineering manager. He is a licensed API 653 tank inspector.

Lastly, Ron Dickinson, the previous owner of WGS, will continue on with Mesa as the technical advisor to Adams to help ensure a smooth transition. Dickinson is a mechanical engineering graduate of Villanova University and brings over 25 years of extensive knowledge of working with contractors, including Brown-Minneapolis, Republic Fabricators and tank sealing systems.

Celebrating 50 years of service, Mesa is an American-based company delivering American-made products since 1967. Mesa manufactures products for refineries, storage-tank facilities and specialized construction industries. Mesa Industries is a certified woman-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and additional offices in Houston, Texas, and Monrovia, California.

For more information, visit www.wgseals.com or call (513) 924-4567.

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