American Innovations Announces Sale of Bass Engineering subsidiary to MESA

American Innovations will become 100% focused on delivering innovative technology solutions.

Jan 4, 2022, Austin, TX – American Innovations, Ltd. (AI), headquartered in Austin, Texas, today announced the sale of Bass Engineering, headquartered in Longview, Texas, to MESA, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, effective January 1, 2022.

American Innovations acquired Bass Engineering in 2005. The two companies have worked closely together to develop industry leading products and provide world class field services to the cathodic protection industry. MESA will build upon Bass Engineering’s solid foundation of safe, professional, and high-quality field services. As part of this transaction, AI’s Integrity Management division will become part of MESA’s Integrity group. Bass President Clay Brelsford will continue in his role under the new ownership.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Bass Engineering team to our organization. This acquisition will create more value for our customers as we enhance our solutions and footprint. Our focus on SAFETY, quality, and customer service continues to drive us to deliver meaningful results,” said MESA CEO Kelsey May.

AI President and Chief Executive Officer, Ed Kruft, commented “MESA is the right partner to continue Bass Engineering’s growth, the sale is a testament to the consistent, outstanding contributions of our employees.” Kruft added, “This sale will allow AI to singularly focus on innovative, high-quality products & services to the critical infrastructure industries we serve. We look forward to strengthening AI’s relationship with Bass and MESA.”

Bass Engineering President Clay Brelsford shares the vision of both MESA and American Innovations regarding the move. “Bass and American Innovations did some great work together, and we’re proud of what we accomplished together for our customers. As we become part of the MESA team, the Bass professionals are ready to enhance MESA’s offerings in corrosion control, integrity management, and cathodic protection systems.”

About American Innovations

American Innovations protects people and the environment by helping customers safely and efficiently manage the world's energy infrastructure. Our purpose-built data collection and decision-making solutions mitigate risk, drive operational efficiencies, and maintain regulatory compliance. For over 25 years, American Innovations has worked with the world’s leading oil and gas operators and the businesses and professionals that serve them to help create a sustainable and reliable energy framework.

About MESA

MESA provides corrosion control solutions for a variety of industries. Founded in 1979, we have headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with regional offices across the country. Our manufacturing team in Tulsa prepares custom CP solutions and our nationwide construction teams install and implement those systems. With a goal of providing SAFE, innovative solutions for the protection of people, property, and the planet, our teams work to remedy the damaging impact of corrosion on infrastructure and essential assets.

About Bass Engineering

Bass Engineering was founded in Longview, Texas in August of 1967. Today, Bass Engineering provides services to clients all over the world. Our client base has expanded to include production and midstream companies, petro-chemical plants, electric utilities, pulp and paper mills, hospitals, gas stations, and municipalities. Our offerings have expanded to include cathodic protection system design, consulting, failure analysis, routine inspection surveys, close interval surveys, system installation, rectifier repair and maintenance, gas leakage surveys, and sales of cathodic protection materials and instruments.

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