The Evolution of a System Integrator
FEC Technologies has come a long way since the early years as Frank Electric Corporation. FEC Technologies was founded more than 50 years ago by Rudy Frank, an early pioneer in the design and manufacture of controls for industrial ovens and mixers. Since then, the company has significantly grown its engineering, control panel manufacturing, and system integration capabilities to keep pace with technology and to keep the company at the forefront of designing and integrating advanced control systems.
1953: Frank Electric Corporation founded by Rudy Frank.
1963: Company introduces line of modular, plug-in bucket style motor control center (MCC) products.
1967: Company moves to expanded facility in order to fabricate and assemble large relay control panels. Installations in feed mills, paper mills, chemical plants, oil refineries, etc. Clients include Bethlehem Steel and Western Electric (now AT&T).
1968: New facility allows company to expand into power business. Build electromechanical panels for power generation, and transmission and distribution line protection.
1969: Frank Electric's bench board control room consoles and control panels are used by Stone and Webster, Bechtel, and Ebasco. Nuclear power plant customers include Limerick, Oyster Creek, TMI, and Peach Bottom.
1970's: Frank Electric adapts products for the electronic age. Company's control systems can be found in 44 states and 18 countries. Power generation business booms, includes nuclear, hydro, and fossil fuel powered facilities.
1980's: Company is primary supplier of combustion turbine controls to Westinghouse. Installing more PLC systems with MMI's. Integrated early Allen-Bradley PLC 2's and Modicon 994's. Customers include Aramco, Hercules Chemical, Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.
1989: New owners expand further into system integration and dramatically increase the size and capabilities of the Engineering Department. Integrate million dollar power generation and transmission system for Potomac Electric Power Co. (PEPCO).
1990's: Provide system integration services for over 100 water and wastewater treatment plants. Upgraded infrastructure with AutoCAD and new MRP system. Won major projects for Pennsylvania Power and Light, Delmarva Power and Light, Boston Edison, US Mint, and Graham Engineering.
2002: Frank Electric becomes a CSA Authorized panel manufacturer, in addition to UL Certified.
2003: Frank Electric changes name to FEC Technologies to better represent company's extensive integration and metal fabrication capabilities.
2005: FEC Technologies obtains CSIA Certification, recognizing the high quality engineering, financial management, and project management capabilities of the company.
2007: FEC Technologies purchases waterjet cutting machinery to improve sheet metal fabrication capabilities. Begin significant work in wind power market. Develop and market computerized controls for substation automation.