Alkota Cleaning buys Whitco, Inc. Alkota Cleaning Systems, Inc. has acquired Whitco, Inc. based in Siloam Sprints, AR. Whitco, recently experienced a tragic fire which indefinitely suspended all production. Due to the ownership's concern about employees and distributors, Whitco accepted Alkota's purchase offer.
Alkota plans to continue to manufacture the Whitco product at Alkota's South Dakota production facilities. All Whitco production employees will be offered employment and the Whitco sales force will remain with the company in Siloam Springs. Production of the Whitco product line could begin as early as March.
"We have always admired the Whitco product, distribution team and employees and will be proud to be producing the Whitco line of equipment at the Alcester facility," said Gary Scott, president of Alkota. "We made an offer to purchase the company because we both share the same 'old values.' We will try to uphold the tradition of the Whitmire family and their business skills and ethics.
"We will try to make them proud of the new Whitco team. This acquisition will make us a stronger company and will benefit our employees, distributors and customers," he said.
Alkota Cleaning Systems, Inc., located in Alcester, combines old-fashioned values with state-of-the-art technology to create the industry's finest cleaning systems, including pressure washers, waste water recycling equipment, mobile cleaning systems and power parts washer manufacturing.
For more information about Alkota Cleaning Systems, Inc., contact Gary Scott, president, at (800) 255-6823.