KENNESAW, Ga. – Unibloc Pump, a 36-year veteran in the manufacture of positive displacement pumps, strainers, valves, bubble traps and other solutions for sanitary flow control applications, today announced it has been acquired by May River Capital, a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on helping industrial businesses grow and prosper.  

Founded in 1984 by Harry Soderstrom, Unibloc Pump has built a reputation within critical sanitary process manufacturing applications, including the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, bakery and confection, meat and poultry, brewery, and transportation industries. 

“Unibloc Pump is launching a new and exciting chapter with May River Capital,” said Soderstrom. “May River’s approach to building business through collaboration is exactly what I was seeking as I looked ahead to the opportunities awaiting our company. We are pleased we’ve found a partner who values the engineering, skills, craftsmanship and most importantly, the culture we’ve nurtured here. This partnership will enable us to accelerate our growth initiatives and better serve our customers’ needs,” Soderstrom said.

Soderstrom will continue with Unibloc Pump as chief growth officer, where he will utilize his expertise in driving growth for the company through finding new markets, customers, products, and business partners. 

Joining the leadership team with Soderstrom will be Chris Stevens, CEO, who will provide commercial leadership with strengths in business-to-business marketing, channel management, and sales. 

Also serving in new leadership roles are Patrick Painter, chief financial officer, and Brian Comiskey, chief operating and technical officer.