LPI, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of acrylic hot tubs and tanning beds, announced last week that it acquired Catalina Spas, currently located in Perris, Calif. The purchase is part of LPI’s strategic plan to open new channels of distribution and tap into a new customer base by offering a high-end spa brand, the company says.

"Boyd Cargill has done an amazing job of innovating the spa industry since 1977, and building and managing a leading quality consumer brand,” says David Hatley, CEO of LPI. "We are proud and excited to have the opportunity to continue the Catalina brand with the quality and performance it's loyal dealer base has come to expect over the years."

LPI Inc. will maintain the Catalina Spas brand and plans to incorporate the Catalina line into its new 318,000 square foot Johnson City, Tenn., facility by Jan 2, 2017.

"This acquisition is our first of hopefully several as we continue to fill our manufacturing capacity at our new Tennessee facility." Hatley adds.