Eric Perkins and Dave Statham, President and Vice President of Statco Engineering, and Jack Luechtefeld, President of DSI Process Systems, announced the combination of the two companies with the acquisition of DSI by Statco.

Statco and DSI are both leading companies in the supply of sanitary processing equipment and services for food, beverage, dairy and biopharm processing companies in the U.S. The two companies have similar business profiles, each involved in project systems integration, manufacturing and equipment distribution. Statco Engineering, based in California, currently operates from 6 offices and 2 fabrication facilities, spread from Washington to California and Texas to Pennsylvania. Specializing in equipment supply and process design and project integration services, Statco also manufactures UHT based thermal processing systems and casing equipment for the dairy industry. DSI, based in Missouri, operates from 2 offices and one fabrication facility. DSI also manufactures product blending equipment for the beverage industry and is a leading integrator of beverage plant process improvement initiatives.

DSI will operate as wholly owned subsidiary of Statco and Jack Luechtefeld will continue in his role as President of DSI. The combination of these two companies forms the largest privately owned sanitary process equipment provider/system integrator in the U.S. With over 150 employees nationwide, greater geographic coverage and a sharing of each company’s specific technological expertise, the Statco/DSI team will be better equipped to serve their customer base in the future.