Clark-Reliance Expands Equipment Portfolio via Acquisition of John C. Ernst & Co.

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John C. Ernst manufactures and distributes sight flow indicators, sight windows, liquid level gauges, and flow-meter products.

Clark-Reliance—a manufacturer and distributor of engineered measurement solutions and process observation equipment for liquid and steam applications—acquired John C. Ernst & Co., Inc., headquartered in Sparta, NJ.

“John C. Ernst expands our portfolio of engineered measurement and process observation equipment products and solutions,” said Patrick Babka, President and CEO of Clark-Reliance. “Additionally, John C. Ernst’s application expertise and customer reach are highly complementary with our industry-leading products and capabilities, including our Jerguson, Jacoby-Tarbox, and Ernst Flow Industries brands. We are delighted to welcome them to the Clark-Reliance family.”

Clark-Reliance manufactures level instrumentation, process observation equipment, and filtration equipment to help end-users control, operate, and protect their facilities in a variety of liquid and steam management applications.


“Clark-Reliance’s market leadership and experienced management team will greatly help John C. Ernst capitalize on its market position and further our company’s capabilities that my brothers, George, Geoff, and I have worked so hard to build,” said James Wolfe, President of John C. Ernst.