Fairbanks Morse Defense acquires another firm

By Jack Burke19 January 2022

Fourth defense-related purchase for FMD in recent months

Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) has acquired Maxim Watermakers, a privately-owned provider of desalination and water treatment technologies for marine defense applications.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, USA company’s water treatments systems provide life-sustaining water for crews during ship deployments.

“What we do is critically important to the safety of our nation and the world, and FMD is firmly committed to being a single-source partner who can deliver turnkey services when and where our customers need us with no time to spare,” said FMD CEO George Whittier. “Maxim has a strong reputation of producing high-quality water treatment systems with a customer-centric approach, which makes it a great addition to our rapidly growing array of best-in-class marine technologies.”

A TCF 7500 GPD Distilling Plant from Maxim Watermakers, a provider of desalination and water treatment technologies for marine defense applications. Fairbanks Morse Defense has aquired the firm, saying the addition of Maxim expands its product capabilities and service solutions.

Operating from a 50 000 square foot manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Maxim currently delivers two lines of seawater reverse osmosis desalination systems and one brackish water reverse osmosis desalination system. Its heat recovery evaporators utilize waste heat to make high-quality potable water from seawater, brackish water, or contaminated feed water sources. Maxim’s products and services include evaporators, reverse osmosis systems, salinity monitoring equipment, cleaning solutions, engineering, parts fabrication, and technical services.

Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, said the acquisition of Maxim Watermakers continues to solidify its position as an integrated defense contractor and turnkey solutions provider to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. In recent months, FMD has completed multiple defense industry acquisitions, including Federal Equipment Co. (FEC), Hunt Valve Co., Ward Leonard, and Welin Lambie.

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