ASC Engineered Solutions, a provider of flow management solutions, including precision-engineered pipe joining systems, flow control products, support solutions and related services, announced that it has acquired Ward Manufacturing from Proterial America, a subsidiary of Proterial. Ward is a manufacturer of pipe joining components including fittings, nipples and the WARDFlex corrugated stainless steel tubing system.

“Ward has a well-earned, strong reputation for rigorous quality control and reliable customer service – key attributes that we greatly value at ASC,” said Jason Hild, CEO of ASC. “The addition of Ward’s complementary products strengthens ASC’s core portfolio and enables us to bring the productivity-enhancing WARDFlex® solutions to our customers. More broadly, this latest acquisition further advances our strategy to build ASC into a world-class, comprehensive solutions provider for our target markets.”

“This is an exciting next chapter in our company’s history,” said Pete Guidi, president and CEO of Ward. “By joining ASC, we gain a strong partner who is focused on growing our products and bringing them to more customers.”

ASC connects high-quality products with advanced technology, service, and support. With nearly 2,000 employees, the company’s extensive portfolio of precision-engineered piping supports, valves and connections provides products to more than 4,000 customers across industries, such as commercial and residential construction, industrial, fire protection, and oil and gas.