Clark-Reliance Acquires Oil Filtration Systems, Inc.

STRONGSVILLE, OH - September 13, 2010 - The Clark-Reliance Corporation has acquired Oil Filtration Systems, Inc., of Boerne, Texas in a cash transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the two private companies.

Oil Filtration Systems makes oil and fuel filtration systems for petroleum and chemical industry applications. Most of the company's products and services involve the removal of particulate, water, gasses and acids from fluids. By removing these contaminants, the company's customers are able to recycle valuable fluids while helping to optimize their operating equipments' performance.

Oil Filtration Systems is both a manufacturer and a service company. Its products include vacuum dehydrators, portable filter skids for high flow filtration, portable filter carts for low flow filtration, coalescers and other related equipment. Its service business includes a comprehensive fleet of rental filtration equipment, oil and fuel reclamation services, installation, tank cleaning, fluid analysis and maintenance.

"The acquisition of OFS increases our depth in the process industry, enabling us to offer new, diverse capabilities in the oil, gas and chemical industry worldwide," said Rich Solon, president of Clark-Reliance.

The Clark-Reliance Corporation is a world leader in boiler level and control. The company's well-known brands constitute the broadest line of level instrumentation for boilers: Jerguson® liquid level gages and valves, Jacoby-Tarbox® sight flow indicators, Reliance® boiler level controls, Magne-Sonics® level measurement and control products and Clark Steam Specialties. Additionally, Clark-Reliance manufacturers Anderson® Separators, HYCOA transfer valves, filters and strainers, National Filtration Systems® engineered fuel gas filtration / separation systems and HYCOA custom hydraulic power units, hydraulic fitting devices, and metered lubrication system.

Clark-Reliance is celebrating over 125 years of boiler knowledge this year, as its roots go back to the Reliance Gauge Column Company founded in 1884.

For more information, call (440) 572-1500 or visit The company is located at 16633 Foltz Parkway, Strongsville, OH 44149. Email:

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