ESI acquires ECC Controls
Environmental Systems Inc. looks to expand its technological offerings and geographical base by taking on ECC's temperature controls, building automation, energy management, and security system offerings.
Waukesha, Wis.-based Environmental Systems Inc. (ESI) has acquired ECC Controls Inc. (ECC) in a move that that expands the company’s technology offerings and its Midwest presence.
ESI provides a wide range of technology and services for building automation, systems integration, networking and IT infrastructure, security, life safety, building operations, and software applications in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. ECC provides temperature controls, building automation, energy management, and security systems in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
ECC’s employees and operations have been integrated into ESI, and the ECC Milwaukee location has moved to the ESI facility in Waukesha.
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