Industrial services company acquires cleaning firm that specializes in using explosives

Groome Industrial Service Group, based in Fairfield, has acquired an industrial cleaning company based in Kentucky.

Explosive Professionals Inc., founded in 1995, specializes in using explosives for boiler cleaning and slag removal, Groome Industrial said in a news release.

“I am excited that these two companies with outstanding reputations are joining forces. Both companies have extremely talented teams that deliver strong value to clients each and every day,” Groome CEO Jeff Bause said. “It’s a strategic move to bring ExPro’s patented processes together with Groome’s history of successfully finding solutions and delivering top-notch specialty services over the past 50-plus years. This transaction is a great thing for all our clients.”

Many ExPro employees, including the company’s CEO, Brad McGinnis, and Executive Vice President Rod Hall, will be joining Groome, the company said. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Many of the industries that Groome serves will benefit from ExPro’s technologies — and, on the flip side, ExPro’s customers will find great value in the offerings of Groome,” Bause said. “This match will work out well for clients across various industries.”