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Acquisition Announcement: Nightwine Valves & Actuation, Inc.

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Zelienople, PA – November 1, 2022 — Motion & Control Enterprises (“MCE”) announced today that it has acquired Nightwine Valves & Actuation, Inc.

Based in Cleveland, OH, Nightwine was founded in 1986 and is a full-service distributor of flow control products including valves, actuators, regulators and related products across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. The Company represents leading manufacturers and offers extensive valve automation services.

“We are very excited to welcome Nightwine Valves & Actuation to MCE,” said Charles Hale, Chairman & CEO of MCE. “Nightwine will expand our flow control offering and provide entry into new and attractive geographies. Nightwine will become part of our growing family of businesses, all of which are focused on providing full lifecycle, highly engineered fluid power, flow control, automation and compressed air solutions to OEM and end-user customers. We are excited to welcome the Nightwine associates to the growing MCE family.”

About Motion & Control Enterprises
Founded in 1951, MCE is a supplier of technical fluid power, automation, flow control, compressed air and lubrication products, services and solutions. The company services more than 20,000 MRO and OEM customers from 31 facilities across the Great Lakes, upper Midwest, Southwest and beyond. 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 leading franchise working with over 275 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit

About Nightwine Valves & Actuation, Inc.
For over 35 years, Nightwine Valves & Actuation has been the premier supplier for industrial valves and actuation. For more information, please visit
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