Aug 06, 2015

EO Johnson, Sterling Water Culligan Announce Strategic Business Deal

Local acquisition spurs area business growth

EO Johnson Sterling Water Culligan

EO Johnson Business Technologies and Sterling Water Culligan announced the sale of EO Johnson’s Pure Water Technology Div. to Sterling Water. Finalized July 31, 2015, the sale fits both companies’ strategic plans for growth. The deal allows Sterling Water to provide more extensive point-of-use water system product offerings, and aids EO Johnson in focusing on its core business technology offerings and IT services. 

“Sterling Water is the right company to take care of our former Pure Water Technology customers,” said EO Johnson CEO and Owner Mary Jo Johnson. “That is very important to us, as we value each and every one of our customers.”

Since completion of the sale, both companies have focused on notifying customers and transitioning the business. As part of the transition, Sterling Water welcomes Pure Water Technology’s three employees—Division Manager Pat Brogan and Water Installers Mike Fox and Randy Boneske—to its team.

Sterling Water Culligan is a third-generation family-owned company that provides water solutions for residential, business and commercial water treatment needs. Started in 1949, the company has offices in Eau Claire, Rothschild and Waupaca, Wis., as well as Sauk Centre and Willmar, Minn. EO Johnson Business Technologies provides managed IT services, managed print and document management systems, and print and document equipment. Started in 1957, the company has offices in Wausau, Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wis.; Minneapolis and Rochester, Minn.; and Cedar Falls, Iowa.