We are excited to announce that Emecole has been acquired by Metropolitan Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and engineering company specializing in packaged pumps and controls that solve a variety of water movement and management challenges.
Our relationship with Metropolitan Industries dates back over a decade when they became our supplier of residential sump pumps and battery backup systems. Metropolitan’s physical proximity, less than a mile away from our Romeoville, IL headquarters, along with their high level of accomplishments makes them the perfect fit to lead Emecole into the future.
Metropolitan has been manufacturing pumps of all types and sizes since 1957. Their current 100,000 square foot state of the art facility houses their entire line of manufacturing and engineering operations. Metropolitan manufacturers everything from battery backup sump pumps to units that carry water to the top of some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
Emecole was founded in 1987 by Lou Cole, who has presided the company ever since. With he and his wife, Maureen, ready to retire, the opportunity with Metropolitan Industries provided them and their employees with a perfect scenario.
“In my thirty years of working in the concrete repair and basement waterproofing industry, it has been an honor to work with so many outstanding people,” said Emecole’s founder Lou Cole. “We are fortunate that Emecole will continue with the same team of dedicated staff while continuing to provide the same quality products. I am proud of our accomplishments and am looking forward to the next phase of life.”
Taking the reins at Emecole will be Metropolitan’s leadership team, John Kochan Jr. and Mike Hancock. Along with them and the Metropolitan team comes added resources that will be utilized towards the continued innovation of Emecole products for the benefit of our customers.
We are looking forward to our attendance at the 2017 World of Concrete Show this January where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the new Metropolitan faces, while meeting with some familiar Emecole team members, including both Lou and Maureen.
As always, our customer service team remains dedicated to helping our customers solve their concrete and wet basement challenges. Especially as we begin utilizing our new resources to enhance product research and development, we would love to hear from you on how we can help you solve your concrete, basement and crawl space repair needs.