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Motion & Control Enterprises Completes Second 2022 Acquisition

Based in Plymouth, Minnesota, Quest was founded in 1971 and is a full-service distributor of fluid power products across the upper Midwest, including hydraulic hose, fittings, and instrumentation products.

Quest is an authorized Parker Hannifin distributor and offers a variety of value-added services including VMI, assembly, and delivery. The Company has 37 associates and operates from 3 additional locations in Sioux Falls, SD; Mandan, ND and Cedar Rapids, IA.

“We are very excited to add Quest Engineering to our growing family of businesses, all of which are focused on providing full lifecycle, highly engineered fluid power, flow control, automation, and compressed air solutions to OEM and end-user customers,” said Charles Hale, chairman and CEO of MCE. “Quest will expand our fluid power offering and provide entry into new and attractive geographies. We are excited to welcome the Quest associates to the growing MCE family.”

About Motion & Control Enterprises
Founded in 1951, MCE is a leading supplier of technical fluid power, automation, flow control, compressed air and lubrication products, repair & services, and bespoke solutions. The company serves more than 20,000 MRO and OEM customers from 31 facilities across the Great Lakes, upper Midwest, Southwest and beyond. Visit for more information.

The company is majority-owned by Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in middle market buyout transactions in consumer, industrial, and services markets. For more information, please visit

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