Cal-West Rain Inc. has announced an agreement in principle to acquire certain assets of Water-Ways Irrigation Engineers Inc. based in Bakersfield, CA. Founded in 1950 by Victor Tkac, Water-Ways has served growers across the Southern San Joaquin Valley for over 70 years.
“We are thrilled with our agreement with Heather Tkac to acquire certain Water-Ways assets while supporting their customers across the southern end of the Central Valley,” said Rick Skaff, CEO of Cal-West Rain Inc. “Combined with our existing locations in Kerman, Paso Robles and Hanford, the Water-Ways asset acquisition complements our existing business and gives us a local presence in Kern County and the surrounding region.”
“With the Water-Ways acquisition, Cal-West Rain will continue to adapt and change as farming practices, water management, and irrigation technology evolves. We are fully committed to maintaining an industry-leading team with unmatched experience and backed by the latest tooling, equipment, and products to consistently deliver cost-effective and innovative water management solutions to our customers,” said Rick Skaff.
“We’re very pleased with the pending acquisition by Cal-West Rain,” said Heather Tkac, Owner of Water-Ways Irrigation Engineers Inc. “Cal-West’s history and reputation in the Central Valley will provide a strong foundation to support our existing customers and bring new capabilities in order to grow the Water-Ways business in the years to come.”
Based on the current agreement, the acquisition will close in October 2020 and the business will be operated as Cal West Rain DBA Water Ways.
About Cal-West Rain
Founded in 1989, Cal-West Rain serves the irrigation and pump needs of growers and ranchers in Central California. From irrigation design to construction, pumps, automation, well services, parts and maintenance, Cal-West Rain is a full-service irrigation company with locations in Kerman, Paso Robles and Hanford, CA.
For additional information visit www.calwestrain.com
John Robledo – Operations Manager, Water-Ways
Marty Whiteley – Sales, Water-Ways
Jason Martin – Vice President, Cal-West Rain