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Grimes, IA – December 8, 2023 – National Carwash Solutions (NCS), the foremost carwash service and systems provider in North America, proudly announces the strategic acquisition of International Drying Corporation (IDC), a leading manufacturer of proprietary drying systems, flat belt conveyor systems, and related components. This acquisition reinforces NCS’s commitment to providing a comprehensive, one-stop-shop solution for carwash operators and further solidifies its position as North America’s premium carwash solutions provider.

IDC, renowned for its dedication to the quality and customer-focus of wash owners worldwide, brings a wealth of expertise to the  NCS family. The addition of IDC’s best-in-class suite of dryer products, including the Black Widow, Stealth, and Stealth Predator lines, and its new King Cobra flat belt conveyor system, enhances NCS’s ability to offer a differentiated and comprehensive range of solutions. 

Art Stephens, a dynamic leader with a long and successful history in the car wash industry, joins NCS as part of the acquisition. His proven track record in product development, design, and engineering will contribute to the continued success of NCS in providing innovative solutions to its customers, while IDC’s outstanding production team delivers on this vision from day to day.

“After 42 years in this industry, partnering with NCS and its incredible team is a tremendous privilege,” said Arthur D. Stephens, President & CEO of IDC. “Thanks to the entire NCS team for making us feel like part of the family. We eagerly anticipate serving the industry with our new family for years to come.”

“We are thrilled to welcome International Drying Corporation into the NCS family,” said Jesse Wurth, CEO of NCS. “This strategic move allows us to strengthen our business line and offer an unparalleled bundled solution to our valued customers. The expertise and dedication of the IDC team, combined with the leadership of Art Stephens, will bolster our commitment to excellence and innovation.”

NCS, founded in 1973 and headquartered in Grimes, IA, has established the only direct end-to-end customer service and support network in the industry. The NCS family of brands includes well-known names such as MacNeil, Ryko, Vacutech, PurClean, TSS, Baywatch, Armor All Professional®, Rain-X®, Blue Coral®, and Black Magic®.

For more information about National Carwash Solutions and its diverse range of carwash solutions, visit http://www.ncswash.com.


National Carwash Solutions Press Contact:

Sabina A. Bhagat
Corporate Marketing Manager – NCS