Nationwide Boiler acquires Pacific Combustion Engineering/ Ponder Burner company

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Nationwide Boiler Inc., a leading supplier of temporary and permanent boiler systems, boiler support equipment, and emissions control equipment, has announced the acquisition of Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company.

In their fifty-year history this is Nationwide Boiler’s first ever purchase of another company, led by President and CEO, Larry Day, along with the assistance of Vice President & CFO, Michele Tomas, and Director of Operations, Sean McMenamin.

The acquisition of Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company, with headquarters in Washougal, Washington (near Portland, OR), further increases Nationwide Boiler’s share in the industrial equipment market and expands the company’s coverage in the Pacific Northwest for rentals, sales and service. “The combination of Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company’s highly rated UL508A & 698A panel shop and engineering and fabrication capabilities, paired with Nationwide Boiler’s robust product line, will allow us to continue providing customers with the highest quality equipment in the industry,” stated Mr. Day. In addition to expanded coverage in the region, the acquisition of Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company will enhance Nationwide Boiler’s product offerings, with the ability to provide control systems across multiple industries that utilize combustion equipment. All panels are fabricated to the highest safety standards, including SIL I-IV, Class I Div 2, NFPA- 85/86, IRI, FM and UL.

The panel fabrication shop also has the ability to perform Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT). FATs are required by many customers prior to shipment to prove that equipment has the same functionality as indicated in the specification and purchase order. “Most companies grow through acquisitions, so this is a very positive step for Nationwide Boiler in overall business growth and market share.


The division will be managed by Jack Valentine, who has worked closely with Nationwide Boiler for over seventeen years as their primary panel provider.

The integration process has already begun, and it is expected to be a smooth ownership transition. With headquarters in Washougal, WA, Pacific Combustion Engineering / Ponder Burner Company is a 71 year old combustion sales and service company, specializing in custom control panel systems for a variety of industries.