Ohio Transmission Corp., an industrial equipment service provider and distributor based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired JCI Industries Inc., a provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest. Based in Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations in five Midwestern states, including a Des Moines office. Founded in 1975, JCI has about 150 employees. “OTC will bring additional resources that will allow us to continue our growth and increase opportunities for our team members to widen their skills and continue to offer outstanding  solutions to our customers,” said Robert “Chip” Toth, president of JCI Industries. With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corp. now has 53 locations throughout the United States, along with 35 service shops. The addition of JCI Industries associates expands the company’s workforce to about 1,400 employees.