Springettsbury Township-based Weir American Hydro has been acquired by a corporation based out of Finland, according to a company news release.

American Hydro, a manufacturer of hydro turbines, pump turbines and large pumps, was established in 1986 and has a total of 241 employees between its headquarters and service center in Montreal, the release states.

Wärtsilä, which has operations in more than 70 countries, made the acquisition official Thursday.

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