RENTECH Boiler Systems of Abilene has purchased land and buildings from Dallas-based Peerless Manufacturing that will increase its shop space by 70 percent and create jobs in Abilene.

Rentech, a leader in the boiler design, manufacturing and service industry, is fabricating drums and performing all its piping and lightweight code work at its new location, which is comprised of three bays with a total of 71,000 square feet on 25 acres of land in Abilene.

Peerless Manufacturing, which manufactures filtration systems for the oil and gas industry, said it is moving its Abilene operations to its facility in Denton.

Rentech is providing jobs for 25 Peerless employees in Abilene and creating another 10 jobs. With the acquisition of the Peerless property, Rentch expects to return most of the drum work to Abilene that in recent years had been subcontracted in Tulsa, Okla. Since its beginning in 1996, Rentch custom designs and builds boilers for customers across the U.S. and in international markets by an employee team with more than 4,000 years of combined experience.