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Acquisition Announcement: Filter Resources, Inc. ("FR")

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Zelienople, PA – December 4, 2023 — Motion & Control Enterprises (“MCE”) announced today that it has acquired Pasadena, TX-based Parker Hannifin Filtration (Houston), LLC (dba Filter Resources, Inc.), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Hannifin Corporation.

Filter Resources, Inc. (“FR” or the “Company”) is a distributor of mission critical, process filtration products for the downstream O&G, petrochemical, and specialty chemical markets, offering a complete range of liquid and air process filtration solutions. The Company operates from two locations in Lake Charles, LA and Pasadena, TX and was previously part of the Parker Industrial Process Filtration Division.

“We are thrilled to welcome the talented associates of Filter Resources to the MCE family,” said Charles Hale, Chairman & CEO of MCE. “By combining our resources and expertise, this acquisition positions the combined business to accelerate growth and provide an even more comprehensive suite of highly-engineered solutions to our valued customers."

The Company will retain the Filter Resources brand name and will operate from its two existing locations. The FR team will continue to be led by Sidney Mondin, who will have expanded responsibilities as General Manager of MCE’s newly formed Filtration business unit.

“We are pleased that Filter Resources is becoming a part of MCE, an established Parker channel partner with excellent distribution capabilities,” said Steve Howard, General Manager of Parker’s Industrial Process Filtration Division. “This is a strategic transaction that furthers the growth opportunities for both businesses.”

About Motion & Control Enterprises
Founded in 1951, MCE is a supplier of technical fluid power, automation, flow control, compressed air products, service, and repair solutions. The Company serves more than 25,000 OEM and end-user customers from 46 facilities located in 14 states. For more information, please visit

About Frontenac
Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with established operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, which seeks to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. Over the last 50+ years, Frontenac has built a franchise working with over 300 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit

About Filter Resources, Inc.
Filter Resources is a full-service distributor of mission critical process filtration products for the downstream O&G, petrochemical, and specialty chemicals markets. For more information, please visit

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