Source: Neptune-Benson

Coventry, Rhode Island (September 10, 2012) - Neptune-Benson LLC (Neptune-Benson), leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, announced today that is has acquired the business of Engineered Treatment Systems LLC (ETS), leader in Ultraviolet (UV) Technology for aquatic, industrial and municipal applications. The ETS acquisition follows Neptune-Benson's recent purchase of Lawson Aquatics, furthering progress towards the company's strategic growth objectives.

Jon McClean, ETS President said "The acquisition of ETS by Neptune-Benson is the next step in our company's progression, and allows us to further our investment in products, people and customers. This partnering provides ETS with expanded resources for R&D and technical expertise. ETS is now positioned for further growth through accelerated product development and a number of other exciting strategic initiatives that have been identified with Neptune-Benson. The management team at ETS will remain to best facilitate a seamless transition and go-forward operations of the company. We are very excited about the opportunities ahead."

While the companies will look for further opportunities to share resources and build synergies, ETS will continue to operate out of their new headquarters facility in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The proven track record that both companies bring in assisting commercial aquatics installations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for their patrons is unparalleled in the aquatics industry. ETS has successfully bridged their aquatics success into the industrial and municipal sectors and will utilize this expertise to help identify suitable applications for Neptune-Benson family products as well.

"ETS makes a perfect addition to our growing organization," said Barry Gertz, Neptune-Benson CEO. "Their reputation within the world of aquatics is unsurpassed and the experience they bring in the industrial and municipal arenas opens up even more growth opportunities for our filtration systems. The combined capabilities of our organizations will further increase our ability to deliver quality products and services to our global customer base."

About Neptune-Benson Since 1956, Neptune-Benson has been a leading manufacturer of fi¬ltration systems for aquatic centers, waterparks and aquatic life support. Featuring the award-winning Defender™ Regenerative Media Filter, Neptune-Benson also offers steel & fiberglass sand ¬filter systems; the AEGIS anti-entrapment shield; fi¬berglass movable bulkheads; Dominion butterfly valves; Guardian strainers along with the complete family of Lawson Aquatics brand products. See: www.neptunebenson.com About Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS) Based in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Engineered Treatment Systems LLC is a leader in the development and manufacture of UV systems, specializing in closed vessel UV technology. Our world class UV systems offer treatment solutions for a range of uses from recreational water to municipal and a wide variety of industrial applications. With advanced technology and a wealth of experience, ETS has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs. See: www.ets-uv.com.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.