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Nelson-based Can Filters sold to American Gardening Company

Can-Filters co-owner Dennis Langlois said being part of the larger Hawthorne organization can help Can-Filters to further grow in the hydroponics space.

The face of Nelson business landscape is changing after Hawthorne Gardening Company, based in New York, New York, purchased Can-Filters.

The purchase was announced in a media release Wednesday by Can-Filters co-owner Dennis Langlois.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re extremely excited to be part of the Hawthorne team,” said co-owner Anne Leclerc. “We look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for the Can-Filters business, our employees, our customers and all those with whom we do business.”

The release said Leclerc and Langlois will remain with the Can-Filters business and manage day-to-day operations. The employees of Can-Filters can transition to Hawthorne.

Can-Filters, the top brand in air filtration systems for safer workplaces and environments, is located at the entrance to Lower Six Mile road from Highway 3A north of Nelson.

Incorporated in 1987, Can-Filters Group manufactures premium carbon filters and partners with global suppliers to provide market-leading, energy-efficient inline fans and filters for use in industrial, commercial, residential, farming and greenhouse applications.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is a leading provider of nutrients, lighting and other solutions for the hydroponic growing industry.

The Hawthorne Gardening Company operates as a subsidiary of SMG Growing Media, Inc.

Langlois characterized the acquisition as beneficial to both Can-Filters and Hawthorne.

“Becoming part of the larger Hawthorne organization can help Can-Filters to further grow in the hydroponics space, as well as continue to develop the heating and ventilation segment of the current business," Langlois said.

“We bring expertise in air filtration to the Hawthorne portfolio that includes lighting, nutrients and an integrated smart technology platform for more effective and efficient hydroponic growing. Together, we can provide customers with integrated solutions.”

Can Filters product line includes an impressive ducting series available locally at Nelson Home Hardware Building Supply.

In addition to the Nelson facility, Can Filters serves North and South America through locations in Sacramento, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Santiago, Chile.