SEMCO Duct and Acoustical Products Inc Opens New Plant in Texas

  • Monday, May 1, 2006

    Columbia, MO -- April 27th, 2006 -- SEMCO Duct & Acoustical Products Inc. will open their newest manufacturing facility in Arlington, TX early June 2006. This plant will support the companies growing customer base in the Southwest and Gulf Coast markets.

    This new 60,000-square-foot facility will operate as two separate plants, following in the successful design and operations of the company's high efficiency Roanoke, VA plant. One component of this new plant will support the production of SEMCO's manifolded and custom ductwork that has helped reduce contractor's job site labor for over 40 years. The other function will produce and store standard products to support the company's extensive representative stocking program. The stocking program enables SEMCO Duct & Acoustical Product sales representatives in the Southwest and Gulf Coast regions to offer quick ship, readily available product to their clientele.

    "Arlington is the perfect location because it allows us to service our Southwest and Gulf Coast customers more effectively while tapping into the state's highly skilled workforce."
    "The strong growth in construction necessitated the need for a new plant strategically located in the Southwest," says Jim Walker, Director of Sales for SEMCO Duct & Acoustical Products Inc. "Arlington is the perfect location because it allows us to service our Southwest and Gulf Coast customers more effectively while tapping into the state's highly skilled workforce."
    The manifolded and stock product produced from the Arlington plant will be available with a full array of joint connections, including SEMCO's patented SuperSeal PlusTM self-sealing gasketed joint connection system. This product enhancement significantly reduces installation time, thus saving the contractor money by trimming down their labor costs.

    The future of this plant will also offer a state of the art oven for the application of AVRON46TM to the company's duct and acoustical products. AVRON46 is an affordable and effective antimicrobial coating, EPA approved for use in HVAC systems. The acoustical/thermal panels of the oven will be constructed by the company's Crossville, TN facility.

    "The hot and humid climate in the Southwest is especially susceptible to the growth of mold and mildew. By offering a uniquely affordable solution to mold prevention, we are confident that this product will benefit this market," noted William E. Thurman, president of SEMCO.

    The company plans to hold an open house for contractors, engineers and representatives in the near future. The open house will allow visitors to tour the facility and participate in training sessions to learn more about the company's products. An interactive installation exercise will give participants a "hands-on" experience to the advantages of manifolded and SuperSeal Plus duct products.

    Mr. John Mathews has been named Plant Manager, where he will be responsible for directing all day-to-day activities. Previously, he served as the plant manager for the company's Riviera Beach, Florida facility.

    For more information on this new facility or any of the products mentioned, visit our website at www.semcoinc.com or contact contact Rick Caldwell, Marketing Director at 573-443-1481 or by email at rcaldwell@semcoinc.com .

    SEMCO Duct & Acoustical Products Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEMCO Incorporated, a privately held corporation founded in 1963 dedicated to developing and producing technically advanced, cost-effective products and services that improve indoor environments. The company's major product lines include: desiccant based total energy recovery wheels and systems, packaged ventilation and humidity control equipment, dedicated outdoor air systems, acoustic panels, sound attenuators, and noise barriers; and spiral, round, and oval duct.

    SEMCO has its headquarters and research facility in Columbia, Missouri, and operates six manufacturing facilities at the following locations: Crossville, Tennessee; Roanoke, Virginia; Salisbury, Missouri; Morrilton, Arkansas, Petit Jean, Arkansas and Arlington, Texas.