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GRIMES, Iowa -- Ryko Solutions Inc. has acquired the assets and operations of R.W. Mercer's car wash service organization for Michigan. Terms of the deal -- which expands Ryko's presence in the Midwest -- were not disclosed.
Grimes, Iowa-based Ryko is a manufacturer of car wash equipment and provider of service support and cleaning products. The deal grows the company's national service support network of more than 250 trained technicians.
"With the acquisition of Mercer's carwash operation, Ryko has completed our plan to provide direct sales and service throughout the Midwest. We can now confidently ensure our national and Midwest-based regional customers a consistently high performance service support experience where they can source their carwash equipment, cleaning solutions and maintenance all from a single supplier who is highly committed to helping them profitably grow their car wash business," explained Steven L'Heureux, president and CEO of Ryko Solutions. "The Mercer team that is joining our sales and service organization to represent Ryko in Michigan has impressed us with their commitment and dedication to customer satisfaction. They bring tremendous professionalism and car wash industry expertise to the Ryko organization."
Tom Thomas, sales manager of R.W. Mercer's car wash operations group and Mark Hartzer, the team's service manager, will remain with Ryko Solutions, respectively overseeing the sales of all equipment, service and cleaning products and the subsequent scheduling, service delivery and customer support.