NEWSSeptember 25th 2022

Purgo Holdings, LLC announces the acquisition of Superior Manufacturing, LLC



FORT WAYNE, IN. – Purgo Holdings, LLC (“Purgo”), a portfolio company of Wincove Private Holdings, LP, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Superior Manufacturing, LLC (“Superior”), a Fort Wayne, IN based manufacturer of chemical-free, magnetic water conditioning systems used to reduce scale in residential, commercial and industrial applications. The acquisition of Superior is Purgo’s fourth acquisition since its formation and bolsters the platform’s water treatment product offering.

“We are excited to welcome Superior Water Conditioning to Purgo” said Ken Rodi, CEO of Purgo. “Superior’s unique non-chemical conditioning product is a perfect add on to our LAKOS business and will allow for the expansion of our offering to existing customers and channel partners. Superior has been in the capable hands of the Sanderson family for many years. We are proud to continue their legacy of exceptional customer service and product quality in the water treatment markets.”

Scott Sanderson, President of Superior, added “Superior is proud of the growth and success we have achieved in the water conditioning market. As we looked to transition our family business, our goal was to select a partner that would not only continue to invest in the business for growth but also honor my father’s legacy. We are very proud to be part of the Purgo team and we are confident that the business will continue to flourish under their ownership”.

About Purgo Holdings, LLC

Purgo is a leading platform of filtration and separation technologies in high growth water, infrastructure, process filtration and separation markets. Purgo was formed in 2018 with the acquisition of LAKOS Corporation (“LAKOS”) from Lindsay Corporation. LAKOS, based in Fresno, CA, designs, manufactures and distributes branded water and liquid filtration products to the industrial, commercial, agricultural irrigation and residential groundwater markets. In 2021, Purgo acquired Steri, a Bohemia, NY based designer and manufacturer of specialized filtration systems used in industrial processes primarily for the chemical and pharmaceutical end markets. In 2022, Purgo acquired ALSI, a Detroit, MI based manufacturer and distributor of air and liquid filtration and separation equipment used in industrial manufacturing and paint processing. For more information about Purgo, visit

About Wincove Private Holdings, LP

Wincove Private Holdings is an investment company that creates long-term capital appreciation for its shareholders by partnering with business owners, entrepreneurs, and management teams to build market-leading companies. With offices in Boston and New York, Wincove has a permanent capital base, staying invested in its partner companies for an unlimited time. For more information about Wincove, visit their website