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HOUSTON, TX -- Relevant Industrial, LLC (Relevant), a leader in value-added distribution and service for instrumentation and automation, rotating equipment, valve, purification, and thermal equipment sectors, recently announced the acquisition of J&W Instruments, Inc. headquartered in New Brighton, MN. Over the past 50 years, J&W Instruments has become a trusted source for instrumentation, process control systems (PCS), and process measurement. The transaction closed on December 21, 2021. 

Relevant Industrial, with the addition of J&W Instruments, has 273 employees, covering key customer markets from the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, north through Oklahoma and Arkansas to the Dakotas and Minnesota, and extending west through the Rockies, Southwest, and West Coast.

John Carte, Relevant Industrial’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “Our company’s commitment to exceptional service has been super-charged with the addition of J&W to the Relevant Industrial family. They have a customer-centric mentality that directly aligns with Relevant’s mission. Additionally, the company’s A2LA, MIL-STD-45662A, ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and ISO/IEC 17025-2017 certifications further show that the highest quality and accuracy standards are not only desired but expected from the team – a perfect fit for Relevant.” 

Diane Naegeli, J&W Instrument’s President stated, “J&W is excited to be joining a thriving company. More importantly, the partnership and access to a broad line of vendors and a deeper inventory will help us to continue to grow our business.” Mrs. Naegeli continued, “Relevant has the unique capability of precision engineering that we can now extend to our customers.”

The acquisition of J&W Instruments brings another trusted industrial instrumentation sales and process measurement company into the Relevant portfolio. J&W’s expertise in process control engineering and metrological calibration services with a focus in the food, dairy, and beverage industry creates a unique value-add that will strengthen our partnerships with our customers. 

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About J&W Instruments

J&W Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1972, initially specializing in field service for the process industries. As its offering expanded, the need to stock components, assemblies, and entire controls for its service base was evident. J&W added field sales representatives to increase the movement of its stocked inventory. As J&W evolved into a sales and service organization, some light manufacturing and in-house repair/assembly became necessary to meet the needs of their customer base. Presently, J&W manufactures data loggers and thermocouple assemblies, fabricates panels and handles control valve assemblies and testing. J&W Instruments became ISO 9002 registered in 1997 and is now accredited by A2LA in accordance with the recognized Standard ISO17025 in the field of calibration.


About Relevant Industrial

Relevant Industrial, LLC was formed in 2010 to acquire certain assets of Wilson Mohr, which traces its roots back to 1965. Since 2010, the company has grown from 16 locations and expanded its product portfolio and engineered solutions to a wide range of customer end markets. Relevant Industrial has locations in California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. The company has a sales representation in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and North Dakota. Relevant serves customers in the Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuels, Semiconductor, Refining, Petrochemical Processing, OEM, Food processing, Upstream Oil & Gas, and Municipal markets through products and services including instrumentation and automation, rotating equipment, purification, and thermal equipment. Relevant Industrial is your partner for relevant solutions. For further information about Relevant Industrial, visit



J&W Instruments
Diane Naegeli
(918) 834-5011
[email protected] 

Relevant Industrial
John Hutcheison
(281) 295-8823
[email protected]