Desco Capital is affiliated with Desco Corporation’s group of companies. A brief description of each company is listed below. We are actively seeking add-on acquisitions for these business units.
Headquartered in Schiller Park, IL, ARPAC is a manufacturer of end-of-line packaging equipment for food and beverage, construction, and consumer product end-markets. Founded in 1971, ARPAC is recognized as the industry's leading provider of shrink bundlers. The company has leveraged this market position to become a one-stop, end-of-line packaging equipment provider that also includes case and tray packers, case erectors, horizontal form-fill-seal machinery, and stretch pallet wrappers. Furthermore, the company maintains a strong service and aftermarket parts offering for its customers.
With locations in Fremont, Ohio and Granby, Quebec, the Crown Group of companies is a leading manufacturer of vinyl-backed floor matting products, innovative anti-fatigue mats, and industrial foam products. The company’s floor matting products, marketed under the popular Crown Matting and Mat Tech brand names, can be found in commercial, retail, institutional, and industrial facilities across the world. The Company’s anti-fatigue products use patented technology to provide comfort to standing workers in retail and industrial settings. The specialty industrial foam products are used in a variety of automotive, healthcare product, and industrial product applications.
Marsh Bellofram Corporation is a world-class manufacturer of industrial products that are widely used in processing, refining and control applications around the globe. At Marsh Bellofram, engineering, product design, manufacturing, customer care, quality assurance and order fulfillment all come together under one roof. This allows the company to provide its customers with “one-call” convenience for support services and a broad spectrum of custom and off-the-shelf products.
Marsh Bellofram’s products are offered under many brand names. These brands are well-known in the industrial instrumentation and control markets that they serve. If you were to walk through a large manufacturing or processing facility, there’s a good chance that one of Marsh Bellofram’s products would be in service.
Marsh Bellofram’s manufactured product lines include: industrial timers and counters, relays, sensors, switches, pressure regulators, rolling diaphragms, motor protection devices, pump and level controls, phase voltage monitors / alarms, gauges, seals, thermocouples, temperature controls, meters and cylinders. Although Marsh Bellofram conducts the majority of its business at its U.S.-based facility in Newell, WV (near Pittsburgh, PA), the company has kept its competitive edge by utilizing cost-effective products and materials from Asia. Marsh Bellofram operates two facilities in China, located in Shanghai and Wuxi. These facilities serve to procure and manufacture products that are no longer economically viable in the U.S., while giving the company strict control over product quality. These facilities work hand-in-hand with the U.S. operations and are becoming a larger part of the company’s global growth strategy over time.
Other Desco Corporation Companies
Blackeagle Energy Services, LLC is a leading Rocky Mountain-based provider of construction and engineering services for the oil and gas industry. Services provided include pipeline and facilities construction, fabrication, and related engineering and maintenance services for customers building and operating oil and natural gas infrastructure. Headquartered in Berthoud, Colorado, the company provides its services to many of the major mid-stream oil and natural gas companies in the U.S.
Founded in 1987, MDT Software has grown into a trusted provider of automation change management solutions for industry leaders. MDT provides specialized software that manages system changes in PLCs, Robots, CNCs, welders, drives, SCADA systems, HMI, workstations and documents. AutoSave is MDT’s flagship enterprise source management solution to protect, save, restore, discover, and track changes in industrial programmable devices and documents. AutoSave is the industry's most advanced change management software. Today over 4,700 end users in a variety of industries worldwide use AutoSave to effectively manage change and minimize downtime associated with plant floor automation. MDT supports the most comprehensive range of devices and editors in the industry including ABB, Allen Bradley, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, GE, Omron and many others. MDT’s commitment to ongoing development and innovative solutions has made AutoSave the “plant automation device management” standard in many of the world’s most advanced manufacturing facilities.
Medical Indicators (MII) is the largest manufacturer of single-use and reusable medical thermometers in the world. MII’s products, sold under the brand names of “TempaDOT”, “NexTemp” and “TraxIt” are used to take accurate human body temperature readings. MII’s products are used globally by medical professionals, and supplied to the market through all of the major medical distributors. The majority of the end users are hospitals, dialysis clinics, national health systems, and blood collection centers. MII products help medical facilities reduce patient-to-patient cross-infection, thereby lowering the overall incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Each year, HAIs affect 2 million patients, contribute to nearly 100,000 deaths, and add billions of dollars to healthcare costs. NexTemp and TempaDot thermometers are individually wrapped and used with one patient only. Units are available in sterile or hygienic packaging for oral, underarm, and rectal temperature measurement sites. MII’s thermometer technology is non-hazardous, non-toxic, latex-free, and carries an FDA medical device registration. MII’s facility is located in Hamilton, NJ. All of Medical Indicators’ products are manufactured in the United States, with US-made materials.
Mueller Electric Company is a manufacturer and distributor of products and assemblies used primarily in the electronic test & measurement markets. Mueller Electric was founded in 1908 by Ralph S. Mueller. Mueller is best known as the inventor of the “Alligator Clip”. The company holds numerous patents on test clips and other devices. Mueller Electric has grown its business internally and by acquisition (J.S. Popper, Crane Connectors). Current products include clips, test leads, jacks, plugs, cable assemblies, terminals, connectors, and many varieties of custom products/assemblies. Mueller sells to national electronics distributors, OEMs, and authorized resellers.
Republic Doors & Frames has a long history as one of the nation's leading manufacturers of steel doors and frames. The company was formed in the early 1900's under the “Truscon Steel Company” name. Today, Republic’s products are marketed in all 50 states and in several foreign countries, through company-owned service centers and a network of stocking distributors. Republic manufactures a complete line of standard and specialty hollow metal doors, which are complemented with frames, hardware, and other accessories. Republic’s specialty doors are built to order…Acoustical, Bullet Resistant, Hurricane, FEMA/Tornado, and Lead Lined. Markets served are commercial, institutional, and industrial.
Tek-Air Systems designs and manufactures airflow measurement devices and control systems for use in critical airflow control applications. Examples of these critical applications are medical laboratories, pharmaceutical production facilities, hospital isolation rooms, chemical facilities, educational research labs, and government facilities. Products produced include pivot & vortex shedding airflow measurement devices, fume hood monitors & controls, linear airflow control valves, space pressure controls, and laboratory control systems. Tek-Air typically partners with a building automation company and integrates its equipment into the main building automation system. Tek-Air’s partners are typically Siemens, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, Circon or TAC/Schneider Electric.