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Boshart Group acquires Georgia-based Simmons Manufacturing

December 7, 2021  By Ground Water Canada

Milverton, Ont. – Simmons Manufacturing, a leading Georgia-based manufacturer of high-quality water well supplies, has been acquired by water solutions company The Boshart Group.

Simmons will continue to operate as an independent company within The Boshart Group, upholding the same level of commitment to their employees, customers, and vendors.

“It’s our people, their commitment to the industry and their willingness to do the hard work necessary that has driven our success,” Robert Engeman Jr., president of Simmons, whose father founded the company in 1957, said . “I would like to specifically acknowledge Mo Rainey for his dedicated sales and marketing leadership over the past 25 years and my son, Robert Engeman III, for the strategic contributions he has made in operations as well as his ongoing commitment to Simmons and our team.”


The Boshart Group noted the acquisition is a celebration of the people, history, and culture that built the company and which presents an opportunity to work together to embrace future possibilities.

Boshart Group CEO Jeremy Kuepfer has announced that Bob Engeman Jr., Mo Rainey, and Robert Engeman III will continue in leadership roles with the company. Additionally, it has been announced West Soward will join their team as president of Simmons. He will leverage his 20 years of industry experience to serve and guide the team. His leadership and business acumen will provide a foundation for Simmons’ continued success.

“The addition of Simmons to our group further demonstrates our commitment to partnering with family businesses with a strong customer service focus,” Gary Boshart, founder and chair of The Boshart Group, said. “I am very proud that we are continuing to strengthen our investment in the water well Industry in North America, setting the stage for tremendous growth and development in the future. The next season is guaranteed to be an exciting one for everyone involved in this generational journey.”

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