WSI Acquires Clearbrook, Inc.

LOVELAND, OH―Washing Systems, LLC (WSI), announced today that it has acquired the assets of Clearbrook, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clearbrook is based in Neenah, WI, and provides proprietary and innovative water treatment products to its loyal customer base. The Company specializes in consultative driven processes that drive operational solutions and regulatory compliance. President and CEO Bill Lahvic and the entire Clearbrook team will join WSI and continue to grow the Clearbrook customer base.

Jon Dill, WSI’s CFO and Executive Vice President, stated, “We are pleased to be able to expand our resources with the addition of Clearbrook and build upon our growing water treatment business. The experience and expertise of the Clearbrook team will be a true differentiator as we expand in the water treatment market.”

Mr. Lahvic said, “We are fortunate to be able to partner with WSI, a Company that shares the philosophy of personalized service and individualized care on which we have built our business. We look forward to joining the WSI team and are excited about the opportunity to continue to expand and grow together.”

WSI is a leading provider of products and services to the specialty cleaning and commercial laundry markets. With an outstanding track record of delivering comprehensive technological innovations and best-in-class service protocols, WSI holds over thirty patents and has been recognized by the EPA, OSHA, and National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. WSI is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a leading middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA.