SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Hunter Industries recently announced its acquisition of Senninger Irrigation. Hunter and Senninger have been strategic partners since 2004 through an OEM relationship.

"Our history of success together as separate organizations provides a solid indicator of our positive future as a unified team. We mutually respected and admired each other as reputable companies and felt if we came together, we could learn from each other, realize economies of scale, and be stronger than if we operated separately," says Senninger President James Burks.

Senninger is a Florida-based irrigation manufacturer of water and energy efficient sprinklers, spray nozzles, pressure regulators and other irrigation tools for agriculture, mining, and dairy industries, and effluent and wastewater applications. Operations were started in 1963 by Joe Senninger with nephews Andy and Mark Healy joining him, respectively, in 1964 and 1965. Throughout its more than 5 decades of business, Senninger has remained a privately held corporation.

This acquisition adds to Hunter's growing revenue stream through expansion into Senninger's markets.

"Hunter and Senninger combine to create a very talented team of engineers and manufacturing professionals. We are very excited about working together with their teams to bring innovations to our shared channels," says Greg Hunter, Hunter chief executive officer.

"There has been an opportunity for both companies, over 3 decades, to casually observe each other's development and behavior, providing insight into the character and reputation of each respective company, their founders and management. Cultural alignment was a key factor for both organizations in opening discussions focused on an acquisition," says Burks.

About Hunter Industries

Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting and custom manufacturing sectors. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers more than 1,000 products including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential and commercial irrigation systems.