|Dropbottom Heat Treat Solution Furnaces
Belt Furnace & High Temperature Oven
|Benchtop Hardening Furnace|
|Dual Chamber furnace with quench tank|
Founded in 1954 by Wendell Keith Sr, Keith Company has evolved from humble beginnings to become an industry leader in industrial manufacturing and support service while also emerging as a quality brand name in the advanced materials-, oil and gas drilling-, ceramic membranes-, air craft and aerospace-, solution heat treating of aluminum industries. Keith Company has managed to hedge forward in all these fields while still remaining privately owned which has allowed the company to maintain its intimate support and customer service for all of their clients.
What does Keith Company do?
Keith Company engineers and builds furnaces, kilns, ovens, lehrs, and thermal oxidizers that are integrated with automation and data management systems. The nature of these systems is that they serve very technical and specialized niche market applications such as and as a result, there are only a handful of truly US based suppliers for these systems. Keith Company is proud of its American roots and has been a US company from its inception through today. Keith Company stays current with various specialized technical knowledge in order to ensure its clients will have a reliable local supplier for years to come. Keith Company maintains specialized knowledge in a myriad of fields including processing advanced materials, metals, specialty metals, advanced ceramics, electronic-materials, carbon and graphite, glass and more.
Keith Company specializes in supporting applications that require tight control of heating and cooling rates, temperature uniformity, process atmospheres, dew-points, process repeatability, integration of abatement systems, heat recovery systems, automation and more. As a result of the variety of technologies they excel in, Keith Company finds itself making many types of furnaces to order.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 1997 Keith acquired CFF Kilns & Furnaces. At the time CFF was a thirty-year-old company that constructed kilns, lehrs and ovens for the traditional ceramics and decorating metals processing industries. Today, hundreds of CFF kilns are used daily by companies all across the country. The fortunate acquisition of CFF allowed Keith Company to expand and capture additional markets that brought in additional revenue streams while the rest of the National economy was in a state of downturn.
In 2002 Keith Company acquired KMI Refractories. Like CFF, KMI Refractories was a thirty-year-old company at the time of acquisition and was a full-service stocking distributor of refractory products, a refractory contractor for tear-out and installation of refractory materials, and a fabricator of custom fiber modules and insulating panels. Since its acquisition in 2002, KMI has become a significant source of revenue and profitability for Keith. As a result of the acquisition, today, Keith is also a major stocking distributor for Thermal Ceramics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of refractory materials.
In that same year Keith Company acquired Recco Furnaces, a 40- year old designer and builder of standard and custom furnaces, foundry products, alloy fabrications, and integrated material handling systems for the metals heat treating, foundry, forging and specialty metal processing industries worldwide.