April 3, 2019

Caloris acquires Seitz Stainless in food processing equipment merger

Caloris Engineering, a provider of membrane, evaporation and drying technology, has acquired equipment fabricator Seitz Stainless. The latter will be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary.

The acquisition adds in-house manufacturing to Caloris’ suite of capabilities. They also include process engineering and design, systems consulting and more. Caloris processing solutions are used in the juice and food industries.

“This purchase makes the combined companies a one-stop shop for design, engineering and manufacturing for dairy, juice, food and wastewater processing equipment,” said Caloris President and CEO Jim Peterson. “Seitz and Caloris have long been partners, and Seitz has consistently offered the highest manufacturing quality in the industry.”

Caloris Engineering offers evaporators, dryers and membranes to help food and beverage manufacturers process their high-value products. The same concentration and purification equipment is used to treat wastewater in these industries, enabling the reuse of purified water.

Seitz Stainless fabricates a variety of components used in food processing systems, such as heat exchangers, pressure vessels, tanks and custom equipment. Seitz will remain a separate operation and will continue to serve a variety of customers.

“We are excited by the prospect of growth and stability that this transaction brings,” said Seitz Stainless President Jeff Haviland. “Current Seitz customers should rest assured that the relationships and quality you have come to expect from Seitz will remain, with the opportunity for partnering with Caloris on processing needs. Operations at Seitz will continue as before and Seitz customers should still communicate directly with Seitz for their manufacturing needs.”

Caloris is based in Easton, Maryland. Seitz is based in Avon, Minnesota. Both will remain in their respective geographic locations.