Originating from a simple garage in Sidney, OH, Townsend Engineering Company (TEC) saw a growing need in the market for automated industrial equipment and control systems. In the 1990s TEC capitalized on this increasing demand with the birth of a company to meet the needs of local businesses. Soon, TEC moved into a leased commercial building due to the need for more space. Business continued to grow for a couple more years allowing TEC to move once more into its current location.
the early stages, TEC's projects consisted solely of building
custom designed electrical cabinets and control panels. TEC
currently builds and integrates entire work cells. TEC's
capabilities include building automated industrial equipment,
testing equipment, conveyer systems, robotic interfacing
and rebuilding used equipment.
TEC is a family-oriented
small business with a staff size of under 10 in number. The
employees are long term members of the team. Even though the staff size
may be small, they are highly efficient, knowledgeable and organized. They work on many
projects at a time for their different clients. The
turnaround for projects depend on the detail of design, availability of parts and labor intensity. Lead time
can range from a couple days to 6 months.
At TEC, communication and
vital in the design and manufacturing process. Organization and time
management are also important. TEC has a flexible schedule
allowing for new job requests and quick turnarounds for urgent
projects. TEC has a diversity of
capabilities in both equipment, and staff with experience, to complete
TEC plans to remain small and
flexible. To maintain a fair value for clients, keeping overhead
low is important. For larger projects, TEC takes the lead when collaborating with other companies to
complete a job.
TEC is also currently seeking
a product line for the manufacture of
value added equipment. This could entail manufacturing for another
company or purchasing another company, especially one that fits with TEC's
current manufacturing capabilities.