Irving company acquires Wichita Falls-based process controls service company

Shermco Industries, Inc., a leading independent provider of electrical testing, maintenance, and repair services in North America, announced that it has acquired Electrical Manufacturing and Distributors Inc. Wichita Falls-based EMD is a leading provider of process controls services including automated control systems design, systems integration, electrical engineering, custom programming, and fabrication of power distribution centers, electrical racks, and control panels. EMD services customers in the midstream oil and gas market.

“EMD’s process control expertise will be a complementary service line to Shermco’s current portfolio of services, which will allow us to better serve our customers as well as offer expanded services to EMD’s customer base,” said Bill Mohl, CEO of Irving-based Shermco. “We anticipate continuing our acquisition strategy to expand our presence in new markets and broaden our service offerings.”

“Shermco brings a strong book of customers with significant need for our process control solution. We look forward to driving growth together,” said Bruce Parker, president of EMD. The EMD management team will remain with the company post-close.

Shermco is majority-owned by San Francisco-based Gryphon Investors, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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EMD was established in 1984 by professional engineers with 40 years of combined experience in the electrical power generation and mining industries, according to a news release. In the early ‘90s, the EMD business focus transformed from power generation to systems integration and automation of process controls. EMD has four offices and over 100 employees.

Shermco provides electrical testing, maintenance, commissioning, and repair services to a wide range of utility, industrial, energy, and other end markets. With more than 25 locations, Shermco serves a diversified blue-chip customer base across North America. The company is an active participant in the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, Electrical Apparatus Service Association, and American Wind Energy Association.