We are excited to announce that Emecole has been acquired by Metropolitan Industries, a manufacturer of custom engineered packaged pump and control systems. Metropolitan’s water movement and management expertise is implemented in a variety of municipal, commercial and industrial applications, including some of the world’s most well known infrastructures.
Our relationship with Metropolitan Industries dates back over a decade when they became our supplier of residential sump pumps and battery backup systems. Metropolitan’s physical proximity, less than a mile away from our Romeoville, IL headquarters, along with their high level of accomplishments makes them the perfect fit to lead Emecole into the future.
The family-owned Metropolitan Industries has been manufacturing pumps and controls of all types and sizes since 1957. Their current 100,000 square foot state of the art facility houses their entire line of engineering, manufacturing and fabrication operations. Metropolitan manufacturers everything from backup sump pumps to help prevent basement floods to complete pump systems that carries water to the top of some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
Emecole was founded in 1987 by Lou Cole, who has presided the company ever since. With he and his wife Maureen both ready to retire, the opportunity with Metropolitan Industries provided them and their employees with a perfect scenario.
“In my thirty years of working in this industry, it has been an honor to work with so many outstanding people,” said Cole. “We are fortunate that Emecole will continue with the same team of dedicated staff while continuing to provide the same quality products. I am proud of our accomplishments and am looking forward to the next phase of life.”
Taking the reins at Emecole will be Metropolitan’s leadership team, John Kochan Jr. and Mike Hancock. Along with them and the Metropolitan team comes added resources that will be utilized towards the continued innovation of Emecole products for the benefit of our customers.
We are looking forward to our attendance at the 2017 World of Concrete Show this January where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the new Metropolitan faces, while meeting with some of our established Emecole team members. We are also excited to announce that both Lou and Maureen will be with us at the World of Concrete.
As always, the Emecole team remains dedicated to helping our customers solve their concrete and wet basement challenges. Especially as we begin utilizing our new resources to enhance product research and development, we would love to hear from you on how we can help you solve your concrete, basement and crawl space repair needs.