BDC, Inc. is a supplier to industries requiring process controls, instrumentation, sensors or combustion equipment.
From simple parts, such as thermocouples or pressure regulators, to complete integrated solutions requiring fabrication, design, insurance agency approvals and installation supervision. Our commitment to you does not stop with your initial order.
We support your investment with 24 hour field support service, a fully stocked warehouse of spare parts, and factory trained personnel to answer your application, maintenance, and operational questions.
Our Mission Statement
BDC'S mission is to become your premier equipment supplier.
We pledge to:
Respond promptly to our customer's needs
Take responsibility for commitments we make to our
Provide sound cost-effective solutions to your process heat
and control needs
Continuously improve practices, products, and performance
to serve our customers better
BDC, Inc. was founded in 1946 as the Brandwine Equipment Co., as a manufacturers representative of Eclipse Fuel Engineering and Rockwell Heat Treating Furnaces. The Eastern Missouri/Southern Illinois trade area was in the middle of an industrial growth period at the time and the company flourished under Brandys leadership. Several product lines were added during those years such as temperature control instruments that were considered to be supportive of the focus on the process heating markets.
An employee group purchased the company in 1976 forming BDC, Inc. with the mission of being the dominant source for environmentally sound, cost efficient industrial combustion and process control equipment. The group led by Ben Conner continued to concentrate on growth by implementing a distributorship operation within the business to support the combustion equipment sales. Products included spark plugs, flame rods, gas pressure regulators, temperature controls, and flame supervision controls.
Charlie Roth purchased the company in its entirety in 1990. At this time, the industrial market place in the region began to decline with the closing of several large manufacturing concerns that were in the core marketing areas of the company. Survival and growth required the addition of products and services that would differentiate BDC from the typical specialty equipment representatives at the time.
During the next several years BDC initiated one of the first dedicated combustion service organizations within the Eclipse family. Today, we boast of a fleet of ten full time, well trained service technicians, a full time service director, and an administrative assistant. Service technicians are dispatched in clean, well equipped trucks with inventories of key renewal parts in truck inventory.
In response to many of our clients demands, a Project Engineering and Fabrication Group was started in 1992. The mission of this department was to integrate the material manufactured by our various principals into packaged solutions to meet our customers needs. Since its inception we have successfully commissioned over two thousand successful projects from simple pre-piped and pre-wired valve trains, and custom packaged burners to complete automated process systems.
Our current staff consists of six degreed sales engineers, three inside sales people, ten field service technicians, two engineering and project managers, customer service, clerical, and accounting, warehouse, and assembly shop personnel.
BDC moved in April of 2006 to a modern 22,000-sq. ft. office/warehouse/shop facility in the north-western portion of St. Louis County with easy access to the airport and major highways. The larger facility greatly enhanced our ability to inventory products and service our growing client list.
In January of 2006, BDC purchased Heat Process and Control in Kansas City in order to enhance our service levels throughout Western Missouri and Kansas. Two full time field service technicians, a field sales engineer, and local inventory are available from our N. Kansas City, MO office.
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