Bluewater Thermal Solutions, the largest North American-based thermal-processing provider, acquired Southwest Heat Treat and Texas Energy Labs, both of Houston, Texas. Bluewater’s management team partnered with Aterian Investment Partners to purchase the two businesses, which serve the energy markets in North America. According to Bluewater, the acquisition of Southwest Heat Treat and Texas Energy Labs is an important milestone for the company and provides significant end-market diversification and additional geographic reach.