Alkota Cleaning Systems buys Whitco

Alkota Cleaning Systems has acquired Siloam Springs, Ark.-based Whitco, which recently experienced a fire that indefinitely suspended the company’s production. Alkota said in a press release Whitco accepted the purchase offer due to ownership’s concern about employees and distributors. Alkota plans to continue manufacturing the Whitco product at Alkota’s South Dakota facilities. The company is offering employment to Whitco production workers, and the Whitco sales force will remain in Siloam Springs.