(Nov. 10, 2:10 p.m.) Decco U.S. Post-Harvest, Monrovia, Calif., has acquired Solutec Corp., Yakima, Wash., a producer of coatings for apples and pears.

A provider of Carnauba-based solutions that help fruit maintain their appearance and freshness, Solutec will merge into Decco U.S. following a brief transition period, according to a company news release.

Bill Burke, owner and founder of Solutec, will remain with the company as a long-term consultant to the company, according to the release.

Solutec’s Yakima facility will remain open, and sales manager Mike McCorkendale and other key employees will be retained, according to the release.