Ohio Transmission Corp acquires Buckeye Pumps

Buckeye Pumps’ municipal products division distributes and services water and wastewater pumping and processing equipment. Its industrial products division provides a range of solutions for equipment and systems, including feasibility and cost-effective analyses as well as design/build, startup and comprehensive training services.

Buckeye Pumps will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems.

“Buckeye Pumps has built a strong following among customers and suppliers for industrial and municipal pumping solutions and repair services,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of OTC. “Under the leadership of Dave Falk, Buckeye has also built a solid team of committed, capable, and highly motivated associates, and we are excited to have them on our team. Buckeye also has an excellent facility, including a great shop with a pump test pit to add to our growing service and repair capabilities.”

With the acquisition of Buckeye Pumps, Columbus, Ohio-headquartered OTC now has 23 locations throughout the Midwest, South and the Northeast, along with eight service shops. The 23 Buckeye Pumps associates bring OTC’s existing workforce to about 650 employees.

“The addition of Buckeye reinforces our already strong pump team throughout Ohio and neighbouring states and strengthens our commitment to the pump business in these markets,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions.

“I deliberated between 20 different companies over a three-year period to find the right opportunity for Buckeye Pumps’ employees, customers and vendors. OTP Industrial Solutions was the perfect complement to Buckeye Pumps’ business. We fit each other very, very well. This acquisition provides our company, our employees and our primary vendors with wonderful growth potential. It was the right fit for everyone involved,” said David Falk, president of Buckeye Pumps.

Falk will continue with Buckeye Pumps as vice president.