General Control Systems, Inc. Acquires

Dedicated Controls LLC

News Release | March 11, 2024

Acquisition adds to General Control Systems growing expertise in the Water & Wastewater industry.

Albany, NY – March 1, 2024 – General Control Systems, Inc. (GCS) announces its largest strategic acquisition to date with the addition of Dedicated Controls LLC, a leading Texas-based industrial automation / controls engineering system integrator.

Dedicated Controls will operate under the name “Dedicated Controls, a GCS Company”. David Bounds and Charles Alford will continue to lead the company; David will lead the Business Development team and Charles will lead the Engineering team.

“We are excited to add Dedicated Controls LLC to GCS as we accelerate our growth with this acquisition,” said Randall Powell, GCS’s President. “Engineering expertise is in high demand from our customers in semiconductor, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food & beverage, and water & wastewater industries. We are striving to find established companies like Dedicated Controls that have a culture built around Excellence, Honesty and Integrity, Innovation, and Teamwork — GCS’s Core Values.”

“We are very excited to announce the combined capabilities of both GCS and Dedicated Controls to our employees and clients,” said Dedicated Controls’ David Bounds. “GCS’s culture and core values are completely aligned with ours. This strategic merger expands our service offerings and technical capabilities creating new opportunities for our employees and clients.”

About General Control Systems Inc.

GCS is a rapidly growing engineering and system integration firm in the US. specializing in Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Water & Wastewater, Food & Beverage, and Industrial Automation Control Systems. GCS has seen steady organic growth and now through the successful acquisition of Dedicated Controls the growth continues. With the addition, GCS has nearly 100 Engineers, Technicians and associated staff. GCS is headquartered in Albany, NY, with offices in Lakeland, FL, Dallas, TX, Raleigh, NC, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, and now Austin, TX.

About Dedicated Controls

Founded in 2012, Dedicated Controls specializes in delivery and servicing of SCADA systems for the Water & Wastewater industry clients across Texas. With experience ranging from greenfield new installations to legacy control system upgrades, Dedicated Controls has both the expertise and the experience to provide customer value and ensure quality project execution and ongoing service.

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