High Sierra Electronics Expands Suite of Road Weather Information Systems for Driver Safety

StormLink RWIS Lite Icy Road Warning Station

GRASS VALLEY, CA – High Sierra Electronics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of environmental monitoring systems for the protection of lives and property, today announced the release of its new StormLink® RWIS Lite range of road weather solutions. The StormLink RWIS Lite Icy Road Warning System and StormLink RWIS Lite High Water Detection System provide economical options for local cities and municipalities to enhance motorist safety by installing warning systems that notify travelers of dangerous road weather conditions.

The StormLink RWIS Lite Icy Road Warning System alerts drivers about hazardous conditions created by winter weather in real-time. Sensors measuring road temperature, and other atmospheric conditions such as air temperature, and relative humidity determine if icy road conditions exist, and automatically activate flashing beacon warning stations on the road. Agency personnel access a centralized dashboard to view system data and set up real-time alerts via Contrail® software. The flashing beacon signs warn drivers in advance of icy conditions so they can be prepared and take necessary precautions such as adjusting speed or finding alternate routes.

 

The StormLink RWIS Lite High Water Detection System (HWDS) warns drivers of flooding events on roadways. Real-time sensors track water levels at the low point of the road and send alerts through Contrail to agency personnel and warning stations when water levels breach a custom set threshold. The flashing beacon warning stations will turn on, providing drivers with ample lead time of the flooding event to avoid dangerous situations.

These StormLink RWIS Lite solutions provide cost-efficient and scalable products for road weather sensing and warning. Wireless communications and solar powered systems make StormLink RWIS Lite easy to install, even on existing signs. Each package includes a control station, two warning stations for either side of the roadway, and Contrail data management services. StormLink RWIS Lite products fit into the complete network of StormLink products, enabling a packaged safety solution for smaller cities and municipalities.

 

“Weather can impact roads very quickly,” said Brett Hansen, Road Weather Product Manager, High Sierra Electronics. “Measuring road conditions along with alerting drivers on the road is important to keeping both large and small communities safe from severe weather. We are excited to play a larger part in improving weather safety in areas where it is needed the most.”

The addition of the StormLink RWIS Lite product line expands an already robust and full-featured road weather product line that includes sensor stations and driver warning systems. The StormLink RWIS Pro and StormLink RWIS One systems provide additional safety features for larger geographic areas or more complex road weather situations such as high winds and low visibility. High Sierra Electronics also offers integrated camera subsystems and machine learning object detection allowing for visual confirmation and 24/7 alerting.

 

About High Sierra Electronics
High Sierra Electronics, part of the Advanced Environmental Monitoring family of innovators, has been designing and manufacturing environmental monitoring systems for almost 30 years. High Sierra Electronics’ systems help identify threats posed by the weather, which include flooding, dangerous road conditions, and vulnerable dams and levees. Contrail® and StormLink® are registered trademarks of OneRain Incorporated in the United States and used with permission. For more information, visit www.hsierra.com or phone 800-275-2080.

Levee Safety: New REMS product makes it possible to remotely monitor sites at risk for erosion failure

GRASS VALLEY, CA — High Sierra Electronics announced REMS™ — a new innovative Remote Erosion Monitoring System for earthen levees and embankment dams that is designed to detect when and where erosion has occurred and automatically alert and send information to the levee and dam owners, operating managers, and local public safety officials.

The new automated levee erosion detection system uses a network of beacon sensors that are embedded at levee system or embankment dam sites that are identified as at risk for erosion. If erosion occurs and washes the bank away, the beacons immediately transmit their status. All beacon and site data is managed in Contrail® cloud-hosted monitoring software where users can keep track of the REMS site status. Changes in beacon status can send custom alert notifications to varying stakeholders via e-mail, SMS, or text.

HSE Remote Erosion Monitoring System for Levees and Earthen Dams
Richard Marck, a retired Levee Superintendent for the American River Flood Control District, shows one of the REMS beacons being used for the California Department of Water Resources-funded Levee Safety project on the Sacramento River.

The REMS is being tested for the first time for a Levee Safety project, funded by a CA DWR Grant, on the Sacramento River 35 miles north of Sacramento, in a multi-agency collaborative effort to help detect erosion early and alert the levee owners. The sites chosen for the project are at vulnerable locations along the river where erosion occurs very quickly.

“We developed REMS to address one of the major safety risk factors associated with levees, and that’s erosion and the potential for levee failure and flooding. With increasing populations in leveed areas, the lives and property of those living behind the levee can be at great risk,” said Tom Ogden, Product Manager. “At High Sierra Electronics, our expertise for the past 29 years is real-time monitoring using sensors and telemetry. We put these to use in public safety and warning systems and we looked at how we could apply similar technology in this application where there are clearly some major risks,” he explained.

Most of the nation’s levees are earthen embankments constructed of sand or soil which can erode easily due to the long-term effects of seepage and saturation, overtopping, and fast-flowing water. While today’s new levee systems are designed and constructed to high engineering performance standards and guidelines established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, many existing levee systems were not built to current standards. Adding to the risk is the aging infrastructure — the average age of levees in the U.S. is 50 years. These levees require regular inspections, maintenance, upgrades, and patrolling for high water. Levee erosion becomes a huge challenge to monitor, often not visible and missed because of what’s going on below the surface. As the levee systems get older, inspections and maintenance become more challenging.

Overhead view of High Sierra Electronics' REMS Levee Erosion Detection System on Sacramento River
Overhead view of installation of High Sierra Electronics’ REMS Levee Erosion Detection System on Sacramento River.

“We believe REMS to be a really cost-effective solution that will make it possible to monitor potential levee erosion sites 24×7 and alert key personnel about problems early so they can take timely action,” added Ogden.

There are estimated to be about 100,000 miles of levees in the U.S. Two-thirds of the U.S population are in counties that have at least one levee. Thirty thousand miles of levees are documented in the National Levee Database, with 97% of these earthen levees. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has responsibility for over 14,000 miles of levees under its Levee Safety Program. A further estimated 85,000 miles of levees are privately owned and operated.

In the last five to six years, the Army Corps has conducted inspections of levees under its Levee Safety Program. With about half of them inspected today, the Army Corps reports that 20% are of moderate- to higher-risk, with bank erosion considered one of the top three risk factors.

REMS is aimed at local levee owners, levee safety authorities, levee stakeholders, states, local governments, tribes, and private entities. Learn more about REMS, Remote Erosion Monitoring System for levees.

 

About High Sierra Electronics, Inc.
Established in 1992, High Sierra Electronics, Grass Valley, California, has been designing and manufacturing environmental monitoring systems for the protection of lives and property. High Sierra Electronics’ systems help identify threats posed by the weather, which include flooding, dangerous road conditions, and vulnerable dams and levees. High Sierra Electronics is part of Advanced Environmental Monitoring (aemonitoring.com), a family of innovative companies whose technologies enable decision-makers to improve their reaction time to weather and environmental events, helping to protect communities, people, and infrastructure. For more information, visit www.hsierra.com or phone 800-275-2080.

High Sierra Electronics COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

First, our hearts and prayers are with those that have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we thank all those who are working diligently to stop its spread and reduce its impact.

Further, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to challenge public health and business communities globally, High Sierra Electronics (HSE), as part of the Advanced Environmental Monitoring (AEM) family of businesses, wants you to know we have taken necessary action to ensure we continue to meet your needs, while also protecting our employees. As severe weather and extreme natural events will be among the few things not impacted by the COVID-19 virus, we recognize that our products and services must continue to provide reliable data and insights for key decision makers to save lives, protect property and support safe and efficient operations.

Our facilities have taken action regarding increased communication, training and supplies to maintain sanitary environments for our employees. We have also implemented our remote working procedures such that nearly 60% of our employees are already working from home to help minimize the potential for community spread of the virus. Within our production operations, we have staggered shifts and condensed workweeks to minimize employee transitions while allowing for improved workspace distancing. Finally, based on planning unrelated to COVID-19, the majority of our operations already have local inventory availability, minimal reliance on international suppliers and multiple sources for key components.

Our focus on customer service remains a high priority at HSE. We are fully operational and availability of our product lineup and our support and services teams remains at our usual high levels.

This is a dynamic and rapidly changing situation. HSE and the AEM family of businesses are committed to providing you uninterrupted service and support. Please contact us if you have any special or unique needs during this time and we will do our best to respond. Thank you for your continued loyalty and we look forward to serving your needs now and in the future.

Regards,

Your High Sierra Electronics Team

A Message from AEM CEO Rodney Smith About Our Operations During COVID-19

 

To Our Valued Customers and Partners,

First, our hearts and prayers are with those that have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we thank all those who are working diligently to stop its spread and reduce its impact.

Further, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to challenge public health and business communities globally, the Advanced Environmental Monitoring (AEM) family of businesses want you to know we have taken necessary action to ensure we continue to meet your needs while also protecting our employees.

As severe weather and extreme natural events will be among the few things not impacted by the COVID-19 virus, we recognize that our products and services must continue to provide reliable data and insights for key decision makers to save lives, protect property and support safe and efficient operations.

All of our facilities have taken action regarding increased communication, training and supplies to maintain sanitary environments for our employees. We have also implemented our remote working procedures such that nearly 60% of our employees are already working from home to help minimize the potential for community spread of the virus. Within our production operations, we have staggered shifts and condensed workweeks to minimize employee transitions while allowing for improved workspace distancing. Finally, based on planning unrelated to COVID-19, the majority of our operations already have local inventory availability, minimal reliance on international suppliers and multiple sources for key components.

This is a dynamic and rapidly changing situation but the AEM family of businesses is committed to providing you uninterrupted service and support. Whether working at our offices or from our homes, we remain here and fully engaged to assist you when you need us. If you have
concerns or if you need us, please contact us through your regular channels of communication to ensure we are best able to meet your needs and expectations.

Stay safe.

Rodney Smith
CEO, Advanced Environmental Monitoring

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Earth Networks Joins the Advanced Environmental Monitoring Family of Companies

Earth Networks, a global provider of high quality, high resolution weather data and environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather network, joins the Advanced Environmental Monitoring family of companies.

December 10, 2019 – Germantown, MD – Union Park Capital, a Boston based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial technology investments, today announced the acquisition of Earth Networks, based in Germantown, MD.

For over 25 years, Earth Networks has helped organizations across the globe mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather networks. Operating over 1,700 sensors across 100 countries, the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network is the most advanced lightning detection network in the world. Its ability to comprehensively monitor both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning enables the creation of faster severe weather alerts, lightning-derived radar alternatives and real-time storm visualization.

Earth Networks will join Union Park’s Advanced Environmental Monitoring platform (“AE Monitoring”) and will partner with the current businesses within the AE Monitoring family, including Davis Instruments, OneRain, High Sierra, Vieux & Associates, FTS, and Lambrecht Meteo. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Together, these entities can provide full-stack, end-to-end application solutions for customers across a multitude of industry applications.

“We are delighted to add Earth Networks to the AE Monitoring family. Having built the world’s largest lightning detection network, Earth Networks is playing a critical role in delivering weather safety solutions to protect people and assets in markets around the world,” says Peter McGuire, Partner & Co-Founder at Union Park Capital. “Their global data services and alerting applications enable differentiated value driven from their proprietary environmental networks,” said Peter.

“We are very excited for Earth Networks to join the Advanced Environmental Monitoring family,” says Rich Spaulding, CEO of Earth Networks. “By combining the unique technology and assets of Earth Networks, with the proven capabilities within other companies in the AE Monitoring portfolio, we are extremely enthusiastic about bringing broader and deeper solutions to our clients.”

About Earth Networks, Inc.
Earth Networks helps organizations mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather network. Schools, airports, sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events and optimize operations. Companies across all industries use our weather data to automate decisions regarding risk management, business continuity, and asset protection. For more information, visit www.earthnetworks.com.

About Advanced Environmental Monitoring
Advanced Environmental Monitoring (AE Monitoring) was formed by Union Park Capital in 2018. AE Monitoring is combining global leaders to provide reliable and innovative environmental monitoring and analysis solutions. Our family of innovators offer world-class technologies and services, including sensors, dataloggers, telemetry, and software that provide advanced analytics and prediction. These technologies enable decision makers to improve their reaction time to weather and environmental events, helping to protect communities, people and infrastructure. For more information, visit www.aemonitoring.com.

About Union Park Capital
Union Park Capital is a private equity firm solely focused on lower middle-market industrial technology companies. Union Park takes a long-term perspective to help stakeholders build value over time and drives value creation through profitably growing a business, not financial engineering. Union Park Capital is based in Boston, MA, and has extensive investments and expertise in the analytical instrumentation sector. For more information, visit www.union-park.com.

Davis Instruments Joins the AE Monitoring Family of Companies

Davis Instruments Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of precision weather, marine, and environmental instrumentation, joins the AE Monitoring family of companies.

Boston, MA – July 31, 2019. Union Park Capital, a Boston based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial technology investments, today announced the acquisition of Davis Instruments Corporation (“Davis”), based in Hayward, CA. For over 50 years, Davis has been recognized as a leader in developing and manufacturing precision weather, marine and environmental instrumentation. With customers across the global, Davis has become the trusted brand for meteorologists, educators, farmers, students, and discerning hobbyists. The business will join Union Park’s Advanced Environmental Monitoring platform (“AE Monitoring”), and will partner with the current businesses within the AE Monitoring family, including OneRain, High Sierra, Vieux & Associates, FTS, and Lambrecht Meteo. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are delighted to have Davis join the AE Monitoring family. Davis has a strong product offering and history of excellent customer service,” says Peter McGuire, Partner & Co-Founder at Union Park Capital. Davis is the world leader in weather stations for agriculture and discerning hobbyists. “The value of their product is unmatched within the customer applications they target,” said Peter.

“We are very excited for Davis to join the Advanced Environmental Monitoring family,” says Jim Acquistapace, former owner of Davis Instruments. “Becoming part of a larger platform will allow the business to take advantage of collaborations with AE Monitoring’s other companies in meteorology, hydrology, and broader environmental monitoring parameters. Davis has best in class product development, world class manufacturing, and a broad set of potential applications and end markets to take its products. As a part of the AE Monitoring family, I am excited to see Davis continue to grow and innovate across these large global market opportunities.”

About Davis Instruments Corporation
Davis Instruments was founded in 1963 and has become recognized throughout the world for manufacturing affordable, precision weather and marine instruments to meet the needs of value-minded professionals and consumers who demand the best. From the sleek, full-featured Vantage Vue to the customizable, industrial-grade Vantage Pro2 to the market leading Windex Wind Vane, Davis Instruments has engineered products for meteorologists, educators, farmers, students, and discerning hobbyists. For more information, visit www.davisinstruments.com.

About Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings
Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings (AE Monitoring) was formed by Union Park Capital in 2018 to create a family of companies focused on monitoring of critical environmental parameters, including meteorology, hydrology, air, and soil. Social demands for environmental responsibility continue to increase, leading to growing initiatives and regulations for the development of environmental friendly industries, increased focus on disaster prevention and extreme weather (floods, hurricanes, droughts, thunderstorms, etc.), and advances in technology enabling real-time, more accurate monitoring in hazardous applications and environments. For more information, visit www.aemonitoring.com.

About Union Park Capital
Union Park Capital is a private equity firm solely focused on lower middle-market industrial technology companies. Union Park takes a long-term perspective to help stakeholders build value over time and drives value creation through profitably growing a business, not financial engineering. Union Park Capital is based in Boston, MA, and has extensive investments and expertise in the analytical instrumentation sector. For more information, visit www.union-park.com.

FTS Joins the AE Monitoring Family of Companies

FTS, a leading manufacturer of fire weather and remote environmental monitoring solutions, joins the AE Monitoring family of companies.

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – January 2, 2019. Union Park Capital, a Boston based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial technology investments, today announced the acquisition of Forest Technology Systems, Ltd. (“FTS”), based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. FTS is a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring solutions including systems, instrumentation, telemetry and software for the Hydrology, Fire Weather and Meteorology industries. The business will join Union Park’s Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings platform (“AE Monitoring”), which was launched in March 2018. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“FTS is an exceptional addition to the AE Monitoring family,” says Peter McGuire, Partner & Co-Founder at Union Park Capital. FTS is the world leader in environmental monitoring solutions for predicting, preventing, and managing wildfires. FTS stations are used by all the top 50 government forest management agencies in the United States and Canada. “Their technical capabilities and deep application knowledge are unmatched,” said Peter. In addition to fire weather, FTS designs, manufactures and services sensors, dataloggers, camera systems, IoT software and mobile applications.

“Joining AE Monitoring is a great opportunity for FTS,” says FTS CEO David Reid. “Our mission will continue to be making our customers successful in their efforts to monitor, record, and analyze changes in the natural environment.” Mr. Reid will continue as CEO after the acquisition as will the entire FTS management team. “This is great news for our customers, employees and sales network. AE Monitoring provides us a platform to accelerate growth and deliver a broader solution set to our customers.”

About FTS Forest Technology Systems, Ltd.
FTS was founded in 1980 with a focus on the fire weather meteorological niche. Since then, FTS has become a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring systems, instrumentation and communications technology for the Hydrology, Fire Weather and Meteorology industries. FTS is the world leader in environmental monitoring solutions for fire weather. The company’s headquarters, research and design lab, and manufacturing plant are located in Victoria, British Columbia, with a branch office in Blaine, Washington. For more information, visit www.ftsinc.com.

About Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings
Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings (AE Monitoring) was formed by Union Park Capital in 2018 to create a family of companies focused on monitoring of critical environmental parameters, including meteorology, hydrology, air, and soil. Social demands for environmental responsibility continue to increase, leading to growing initiatives and regulations for the development of environmentally friendly industries, increased focus on disaster prevention and extreme weather (floods, hurricanes, droughts, thunderstorms, etc.), and advances in technology enabling real-time, more accurate monitoring in hazardous applications and environments. For more information, visit www.aemonitoring.com.

About Union Park Capital
Union Park Capital is a private equity firm solely focused on lower middle-market industrial technology companies. Union Park takes a long-term perspective to help stakeholders build value over time and drives value creation through profitably growing a business, not financial engineering. Union Park Capital is based in Boston, MA, and has extensive investments and expertise in the analytical instrumentation sector. For more information, visit www.union-park.com.

Vistage Recognizes James Logan with the 2018 Leadership Award

DENVER, CO, May 22, 2018Vistage, the world’s leading CEO peer-advisory organization, today announced that James Logan is the recipient of the Leadership Award. The Vistage Leadership Award honors members for their achievement in leadership. These members embody Vistage’s values of trust, caring, challenge and growth and make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

James Logan, award winner for Leadership, is CEO of OneRain (onerain.com) and High Sierra Electronics (HSE, hsierra.com), providers of software, instrumentation, and systems integration to the Water Resource Management, Flood Warning, Post-Wildfire Mitigation, and Road Weather industries. Through OneRain’s and HSE’s impactful work, federal, state, and local U.S. government agencies are able to safeguard the public from extreme rainfall, flood risks, dam failures, post-fire debris flows, and hazardous weather driving conditions. For example, in a matter of months after the recent Sonoma County Tubbs and Nuns deadly wildfires in California, OneRain and HSE facilitated the successful installation of a county-wide flood warning system.

Mr. Logan has been a member of Vistage since 2007. With the continued growth of OneRain and following the acquisition of High Sierra Electronics in 2016, James enrolled his next-level management team in Vistage. Today, the OneRain/HSE team has six members in Vistage. More recently, James is leading the newly-created Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings (AE Monitoring, aemonitoring.com) group with OneRain and HSE as its foundation companies. AE Monitoring was formed by Union Park Capital in 2018 to create a family of companies focused on monitoring critical environmental parameters, including meteorology, hydrology, air, and soil.

After learning of the award, James Logan said, “I am honored to receive this Leadership award. Vistage has given our next-generation leadership a common communication language which has been instrumental in helping us build a strong team and successful businesses that serve our core mission.”

“I have been impressed with the leadership and demonstrated success that James and his team have achieved since he joined my Vistage group six years ago.” said Bill Treadwell, Vistage Chair.

 

 

About OneRain Incorporated
OneRain Incorporated was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, with additional offices in Australia and Germany. In August of 2016, OneRain’s owners acquired High Sierra to expand product offerings and strengthen their position in the weather safety market. OneRain and High Sierra both have in-house development and direct sales forces in the U.S. For more information visit www.onerain.com.

About High Sierra Electronics
High Sierra Electronics was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Grass Valley, California, with additional offices in San Antonio and Fort Worth, TX, and Louisville, KY. High Sierra specializes in flood warning sensors, equipment, and transmitters for public and improved traffic safety. For more information visit www.hsierra.com.

About AE Monitoring
Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings (AE Monitoring) was formed by Union Park Capital in 2018 to create a family of companies focused on monitoring of critical environmental parameters, including meteorology, hydrology, air, and soil. Social demands for environmental responsibility continue to increase, leading to growing initiatives and regulations for the development of environmental friendly industries, increased focus on disaster prevention and extreme weather (floods, hurricanes, droughts, thunderstorms, etc.), and advances in technology enabling real-time, more accurate monitoring in hazardous applications and environments.​ Learn more at aemonitoring.com.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members — 22,000 strong in more than 20 countries — gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision-making. CEOs who joined Vistage in the past five years grew their companies 2.2 times faster than average small and midsize U.S. companies, according to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at Vistage.com.

Union Park Capital Announces Investment in OneRain and High Sierra Electronics

LONGMONT, CO – March 8, 2018. OneRain Incorporated (“OneRain”), Longmont, CO, and High Sierra Electronics, Inc. (“High Sierra”), Grass Valley, CA, are pleased to announce their entry into a new project with Union Park Capital (“Union Park”), a Boston-based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial technology investments. OneRain and High Sierra will serve as the core platform in Union Park’s newly created Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings (“AE Monitoring”).

OneRain and High Sierra provide environmental monitoring systems and software to better understand and manage water-related missions and to protect lives and property. Since 1992, OneRain has helped shape the next generation of real-time hydrometeorological monitoring technology, allowing clients to optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. High Sierra, also founded in 1992, designs and manufactures systems to help identify threats posed by the weather, including flooding, dangerous road conditions, and vulnerable dams and levees. Together, with a focus on advanced technology and customer satisfaction, OneRain and High Sierra are leaders in flood warning, road weather safety, and water and wastewater management.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Union Park family,” says James Logan, who will remain as President of both OneRain and High Sierra. “As our relationship with Union Park developed, we quickly realized our vision for the future could not have been more aligned. Their strategy of keeping businesses operating autonomously and their willingness to allow us to continue to pursue our goals was very appealing. With the investment from Union Park, we’ll have the resources to expand our product and service capability for our customers.”

“James Logan and his team have done a fantastic job leading these two wonderful businesses,” notes Peter McGuire, Partner at Union Park Capital. “We have the utmost respect for what they have accomplished and could not be happier to have James continue at the helm of OneRain and High Sierra. It’s rare to find an organization with a combination of deep technical knowledge, product and service strength, and management capability. We look forward to helping these businesses grow and we are thrilled to begin the journey,” said Peter.

About OneRain Incorporated
OneRain Incorporated was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, with additional offices in Australia and Germany. In August of 2016, OneRain’s owners acquired High Sierra to expand product offerings and strengthen their position in the weather safety market. OneRain and High Sierra both have in-house development and direct sales forces in the U.S. For more information visit www.onerain.com.

About High Sierra Electronics
High Sierra Electronics was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Grass Valley, California, with additional offices in San Antonio and Fort Worth, TX, and Louisville, KY. High Sierra specializes in flood warning sensors, equipment, and transmitters for public and improved traffic safety. For more information visit www.hsierra.com.

About Union Park Capital
Union Park Capital is a private equity firm solely focused on lower middle-market industrial technology companies. Union Park takes a long-term perspective to help stakeholders build value over time and drives value creation through profitably growing a business, not financial engineering. Union Park Capital is based in Boston, MA, and has extensive investments and expertise in the analytical instrumentation sector. For more information, visit www.union-park.com.

OneRain and High Sierra Electronics Join Forces

Grass Valley, CA (August 11, 2016) – Logan Gayl, Inc., a California company owned by the shareholders of OneRain Inc., a leading software provider for the Flood Warning, Dam Safety, Reservoir Operations, and Hydrology markets, is proud to announce the acquisition of High Sierra Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of environmental monitoring and instrumentation for the Flood Warning, Hydrology and Road Weather markets.

This acquisition combines the strengths of OneRain’s software, High Sierra Electronics’ hardware, and both companies’ services divisions to provide end-to-end-supported software, instrumentation and field services to the hydrology marketplace.

“High Sierra Electronics’ seasoned management team has done a terrific job of building a solid and successful operation that provides high quality products and services to the hydrology market,” said James Logan, OneRain’s CEO. “OneRain and High Sierra Electronics share a passion for serving public safety and public agencies where real-time monitoring of hydrology supports their core mission.”

“We are thrilled about the possibilities this new synergy creates,” said Ilse Gayl, OneRain’s chairman.

“By teaming up, High Sierra Electronics and OneRain will be able to provide technology-leading, high quality solutions for our combined customer base,” said Jim Slouber, VP of Engineering for High Sierra Electronics. “This is the natural evolution of our business to provide more complete solutions for our customers,” said Kathy Slouber, President of High Sierra Electronics.

About OneRain Incorporated
Since 1992, OneRain has been providing solutions that optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, OneRain’s software and services deliver mission critical information to serve clients responsible for flood early warning, dam safety and reservoir operations, water resources, stormwater and wastewater management. For more information, visit www.onerain.comor call 800-758-RAIN (7246).

About High Sierra Electronics, Incorporated
Established in 1992, High Sierra Electronics, Grass Valley, California, has been designing and manufacturing environmental monitoring systems for the protection of lives and property. High Sierra Electronics’ systems help identify threats posed by the weather, which include flooding, dangerous road conditions, and vulnerable dams and levees. For more information, visitwww.highsierraelectronics.com or call 800-275-2080.

Contact Information

Rosemarie O’Connell
Sales & Marketing
OneRain Incorporated
1531 Skyway Drive, Unit D
Longmont, CO 80504
Phone: 800-758-7246

Sue Swenor
Sales Manager
High Sierra Electronics, Inc.
155 Spring Hill Drive, Suite 106
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 800-275-2080

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