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JWC Environmental to Acquire IPEC Consultants, Ltd., Enhance Screens Product Lineup

September 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


JWC Environmental (JWC) has entered into an agreement to acquire IPEC Consultants, Ltd. (IPEC), a manufacturer of solids/liquid separation products for wastewater and specialty industrial process liquids. The pending acquisition advances the commitment that JWC has to offering the most extensive lineup of screening solutions to its municipal and industrial customer base.

“The missions of JWC and IPEC are highly aligned. Both companies strive to provide the most advanced and reliable waste separation and reduction systems on the market,” said Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental. “JWC saw this opportunity as a natural progression of our efforts to expand our successful Monster Separation Systems® coarse and fine screen products to a larger audience.”

Since 1979, IPEC has developed cost-effective drum screens, sludge thickeners, grit separators and solids conveyance and dewatering equipment for a diverse range of markets in 47 countries. With these products folded into the JWC brand umbrella, both IPEC and JWC customers now benefit from a larger, more diverse line of waste screening and separation products.

“When JWC introduced the first dual-shafted grinder in 1973 – our patented Muffin Monster® design – it established new standards in waste shredding performance and innovation,” said Biele. “Today’s debris is tougher and more durable than ever before, and it’s critical that customers utilize both dual-shafted grinders and screens together for complete solids preconditioning. With this acquisition, JWC can now confidently offer the most robust screening solutions for any solids/liquid separation application.”

As part of the acquisition, Bert Irwin, founder and owner of IPEC, will join the JWC executive team to support the ongoing business. “We are pleased to become part of such a respected and trusted leader in the wastewater industry,” said Irwin. “Their strong global presence, extensive field service network and significant financial resources will allow the IPEC product lineup to better serve a much wider customer base.”

JWC will highlight the benefits of the acquisition at WEFTEC 2015, September 26-30 in Chicago. Visitors to the JWC booth (#4631) or IPEC booth (#5231) will also get an exclusive look at the IPEC technologies as well as the new Wipes Ready advancements to the Monster line of dual-shafted grinders.

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About JWC Environmental

Since its founding in 1973, JWC Environmental has become a world leader in solids reduction and removal for the wastewater industry with its Muffin Monster grinders and Monster screening, compaction and washing systems. JWC also solves challenging size reduction and processing problems in commercial and industrial applications through its Monster Industrial division. JWC Environmental is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California and has a global network of representatives, distributors and regional service centers to provide customer support. For more information, visit JWC Environmental at

For JWC Environmental
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Fax: 515-557-2001
Kevin Bates, 714-428-4647