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Mott Corporation 2023: A Year in Review

When the calendar turns from one year to the next, it’s traditional to look back at where you’ve been and to look forward to where you’re headed. For organizations that want to measure their progress, and whether they’ve stayed the course in keeping focused on mission, entering a new year presents the same opportunity. At Mott Corporation, we’ve set lofty goals for ourselves as the leader in solving the most complex filtration and flow control problems for the most demanding industries, and that means:

  • Offering full service, custom-designed filters and fluid flow products;
  • Crafting our products with the highest reliability and best value in the world; and,
  • Combining design expertise and cutting-edge technology to create highly engineered products.

And as an employee-owned company, we operate from top-to-bottom with a keen sense of respect and appreciation for the people responsible for our success over the years. Each of us is invested in doing right by our colleagues and customers, setting the highest standards for performance, and embracing the possibilities that, together, we can achieve. That is why, when we look back over 2023, we can all be proud of what we accomplished. Here’s a quick summary of some of the highlights.

A Year of Progress

In February we announced a major expansion near our Farmington, CT headquarters. Mott’s new 65,000 square foot facility will quadruple our production capabilities in support of our growing role in the green energy industry and eventually employ more than 100 new members of the Mott family.

Upon announcing the expansion, Mott CEO Boris Levin said, “This investment will bolster Connecticut’s role as a home for innovation in clean energy, one of the fastest-growing industries there is.”

Speaking to Mott’s importance to the Connecticut economy, Governor Ned Lamont said, “Mott is helping lead Connecticut’s growth as an advanced manufacturing hub, and creating jobs for our communities.” Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Johana Hayes also commented.

In March Mott took another step forward when we acquired Digested Organics, an engineering firm in Michigan that manufactures advanced wastewater filtration solutions. The purchase of Digested Organics expands Mott’s green energy portfolio and adds products that address water scarcity, reduce pollution, and support environmental sustainability and circular agriculture—areas of importance to us. The acquisition also expands our skid manufacturing and electrical engineering capabilities.

“Under Mott’s leadership, our customers will continue to see the highest quality, innovative solutions they’ve come to expect from Digested Organics and that our employees will continue to thrive in a creative, collaborative work environment,” Digested Organics CEO Bobby Levine said.

In May we followed up the Digested Organics acquisition by entering an exclusive partnership with advanced wastewater treatment and water reuse membrane maker Zwitter Co. to provide filtration solutions to North American manure and food-waste digesters, breweries, and distilleries. In announcing the partnership Zwitter CEO Alex Rappaport said, Mott “has terrific expertise in delivering complex, customized solutions into highly technical industries. With the addition of Digested Organics, Mott now has the most innovative solution for digestate treatment.”

In October we signed a memorandum of understanding with Telescope Innovations Corp. to collaborate on and commercialize a novel robotic sampling probe for chemical analysis and purification. Our filtration technology would be used by Telescope’s probe for laboratory sample preparation and analysis in specialized applications, including high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

“This partnership represents a significant step forward in our mission to enable accurate analysis of even the most challenging chemistries in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing,” said Karthik Viswanathan, vice president and general manager of Mott’s High Purity, Healthcare, and ATA business units.

In December we ended the year by announcing a major deal with South Korean petroleum and refinery operator S-OIL. Working with our South Korean partner DL E&C, Mott will provide critical filtration technology for S-OIL’s Shaheen petrochemical project, currently under development at S-OIL’s Ulsan, South Korea refinery.

S-OIL described the Shaheen project as “one of the largest refinery-integrated steam crackers in the world” and said that Mott’s world-class filtration products will help enable the success of Shaheen project. Patrick Hill, Mott vice president of Process Systems, Americas said, “This new partnership advances our strategy to apply our world class filtration and flow control technology to a variety of end markets.”

Active in Our Communities

Mott Corporation is more than just a company; we are part of communities here in central Connecticut and around the world. We are committed to contributing what we can of ourselves to help our neighbors to thrive and are proud to see that commitment manifest collectively and through many individual efforts.

Locally, we pour ourselves into the Wheeler Clinic in nearby Plainville. The Wheeler Clinic operates a dozen facilities across the state serving each community by addressing complex health issues and providing individuals, families and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life. Mott gives financial support to Wheeler to employ a community health outreach worker, and we also support the clinic’s Promoting Healthy Choices program. Meanwhile, Mott employees volunteer with the clinic throughout the year and, during the holidays, run a toy and gift card drive to help those in need. This relationship with Wheeler Clinic is entering its eighth year.

During 2023 we also hosted a roundtable discussion on promoting advanced manufacturing in Connecticut that included Governor Ned Lamont and the state’s chief manufacturing officer, Paul Lavoie. Executives from noted companies like ASML, TRUMPF North America, and Joining Industries participated as well. We were also honored to be named 2023 Business of the Year by the Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.

Looking Forward to More in 2024

In aggregate, these events demonstrate Mott’s commitment to advancing precision engineering in our industry while investing in the future of the company and the planet. We are proud that our solutions and expertise are in high demand as organizations around the world look for innovative technologies that enable them to operate cleaner and more efficiently. And looking ahead to 2024 we’re confident in our ability to continue to grow and help support our key markets, like green energy, semiconductors, aerospace and defense, chemical processing, petroleum and petrochemicals, healthcare, science, and more.

Thank you to every member of the Mott family for all you do for our company. And thank you to all our customers and partners for putting your trust in our team.