SJE-RHOMBUS acquires MCC Control Systems, expanding PRIMEX business

March 9, 2016
The acquisition provides an opportunity to expand overall capacity and better serve customers in the Western U.S. with a California location.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn., March 9, 2016 -- SJE-Rhombus®, a global manufacturer of water and wastewater control solutions, has acquired MCC Control Systems, a systems integrator and automation solutions provider for municipal water, wastewater and industrial applications. SJE-Rhombus will position MCC Control Systems within PRIMEX®, the company’s business dedicated to systems integration and engineered control solutions.

According to Dave Thomas, President and CEO of SJE-Rhombus, the acquisition provides an opportunity to expand overall capacity and better serve customers in the Western U.S. with a California location. Thomas stated that, “PRIMEX has become a one-stop source for all the municipal customer’s needs, where they can have access to the largest and most experienced team in the industry for every aspect of their projects, across North America. The acquisition of MCC will add tremendous expertise in sales, design, programming, production, project management and field service to our organization. “

Founded in 1989, MCC Control Systems, based in Vacaville, CA employs 27 professionals specializing in highly complex, integrated automation solutions for the municipal water and wastewater industry. Using a process driven, customer focused business model, MCC differentiates itself through technical expertise, robust understanding of the water and wastewater market, reputation for quality, and deep relationships with Central and Northern California municipalities and municipal contractors.

Adam Vesely, MCC President, will be joining SJE-Rhombus as Director of Operations for the Engineered Division. He has a tremendous track record of success in leading multi-location operations teams in industrial markets. Adam will have responsibility for all functions within the Operations group across all US locations and will be a member of the SJE-Rhombus corporate leadership team.

About SJE-Rhombus
SJE-Rhombus is a privately held, 100% employee-owned company headquartered in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, with eight locations in California, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida and China. SJE-Rhombus designs and manufactures sump, effluent and sewage controls for residential, commercial, municipal, industrial and agricultural applications; constant pressure controls for clean water applications; and custom-embedded controls for high and low-volume OEM applications.SJE-Rhombus markets under the brands SJE-Rhombus®, PRIMEX® and CSI Controls® with products and services sold through a nationwide network of authorized representatives, contractors, service providers and partners. To learn more, visit and

PRIMEX, the SJE-Rhombus Water Systems Integration and Municipal Engineered Control Solutions brand, was formed in 2013 combining several previously acquired system integrators and engineered panel businesses. Since then PRIMEX has designed, built and installed thousands of systems for municipalities across the U.S. and Canada, developing a growing reputation for high standards in quality and reliability. The business offers UL 508A, UL 698A, UL NNNY, CSIA certifications and other approvals as specified.