GILBERT, Ariz. — Puretec Industrial Water announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Layne Christensen’s Arizona-based DI water purification and water system maintenance services, according to a press release.

Layne Christensen is a publicly held company listed on the NASDAQ exchange and focuses on providing drilling services and related products and services in four principal markets: water resources, mineral exploration, geo-construction services and energy services and production.

Layne Christensen’s customers include municipalities, industrial companies, mining companies, oil and gas companies and consulting and engineering firms located principally in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Africa and South America, noted the release.

Puretec Industrial Water is currently building a state-of-the-art ion exchange regeneration and equipment fabrication facility in Gilbert, Ariz. and this acquisition will help build upon Puretec’s existing service offering in Arizona and the Southwest, providing deionization, reverse osmosis systems and service for a host of industrial and commercial water treatment needs.

The combination of Puretec’s strong existing customer base in the power, utility and manufacturing arena with Layne Christensen’s proven track record will be a boost to Puretec’s overall service offering, stated the release.

“When asked how we are different from Layne Christensen and other DI service providers, or what it is that we can provide that others can’t, our answer is always the same. Puretec provides excellent personalized service that is hard to match,” said Jim Harris, president of Puretec. “Being a privately held family owned business for over 4 generations has allowed us to focus on the customer and not the shareholder. The result has been strong customer satisfaction and double digit growth.”

Read the entire press release here.