Hach Acquires Marsh-McBirney

Hach Co. has announced the acquisition of Marsh-McBirney and welcomed Marsh-McBirney to the Hach family of products. By combining both companies’ strengths with a shared commitment to accuracy, reliability and service, the new partnership will help further provide support of their leading edge products for the benefit of customers worldwide.

For more than 34 years, Marsh-McBirney has been highly regarded for its innovative, reliable and accurate flow measuring technologies. The Frederick, Md.-based company’s Flo-Dar Flowmeter, winner of the prestigious 2005 Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation, is the first sewer flow monitoring technology that provides accurate velocity and flow measurements without making contact with sewage.

The Hach Co., started in 1947, first gained major success through the development of a simplified titration method for measuring hardness in drinking water. From there, the company’s product line expanded to include more parameters and instruments as the company continued to bring analytical chemistry out of the laboratory and into the workplace. With the incorporation of American Sigma in 2000, Hach expanded beyond chemistry into flow measurement technology. Today, Hach has the capability to measure over 100 different parameters.

“Water monitoring and analysis is Hach's top focus. Marsh-McBirney brings strong technical capabilities, that, combined with Hach’s global reach and world-class manufacturing, distribution and customer
service capabilities, creates a unique position to best serve the growing demand for flow measurement products and technologies worldwide,” said Tom Joyce, president of Hach.

“We are delighted about our partnering with Hach,” said Larry Marsh, CEO/president and founder of Marsh-McBirney. “Our companies have a similar approach—success through a single-minded commitment to providing superior technologies and service. Combining our forces is an exceptional catalyst for the future growth of our technologies and business.”

The Marsh-McBirney full pipe flow meter products will also complement Hach’s sister company, McCrometer, further enhancing the global technical, business and service capabilities of the full pipe flow meter portion of both McCrometer’s and Marsh-McBirney’s product lines.

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