WWEMA-member company JWC Environmental in November acquired IPEC Consultants, a maker of solids/liquid separation products for wastewater and specialty industrial process liquids. JWC acquired the company from its founder and owner, Bert Irwin. Since 1979, IPEC has developed drum screens, sludge thickeners, grit separators, and solids conveyance and dewatering equipment for a diverse range of markets in 47 countries.

“The missions of JWC and IPEC are highly aligned,” said Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental. “Both companies strive to provide the most advanced and reliable waste separation and reduction systems on the market. 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.”