Filtration Maker Des-Case Acquires JLM Systems, OilMiser Product Line

Tennessee-based Des-Case acquires JLM Systems, most well-known for their OilMiser products that protect gearboxes and hydraulic reservoirs from contamination.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.  — Des-Case Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life for companies around the world, has announced its acquisition of JLM Systems Limited, most popularly known in the industry for their OilMiser products. 

The OilMiser product line includes oil mist adapters, oil sampling products, reservoir aspirators, equipment adapters and more that protect gearboxes and hydraulic reservoirs from harmful contamination.  The Vapor Guard oil mist adapter, which enables oil to condense back into the reservoir creating a safer work environment, is the company’s leading product and an important strategic fit to Des-Case’s desiccant breathers. Dick Gangnon, president of JLM Systems has always stood by the goal of ‘saving a million gallons of oil, one ounce at a time.’

"Bringing the OilMiser array of products into the Des-Case product portfolio will continue our growth as the industry's top resource to help companies improve equipment reliability,” said Brian Gleason, President & CEO of Des-Case.  “Equally important, with our global network of distributors and OEM partners, we'll enable the OilMiser product line―which has been trusted by hundreds of companies for years―to address far more reliability needs around the world."

Founded in 1980, JLM Systems Limited was launched by Company President Dick Gangnon to provide an innovative solution for a customer with frequent contamination and breakdown issues.  “I’ve always been an innovator and problem-solver,” said Gangnon.  "OilMiser products have played a key role in helping increase equipment reliability, but in the hands of Des-Case, they will be able to support so many more global reliability engineers in their efforts to improve equipment uptime.  I feel like I’m leaving my innovations in the hands of a leading company that will take them far."

Following the sale, Gangnon will become a product technical consultant to Des-Case to help provide a seamless transition. 

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