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TECO Advantage

Experience You Can Trust

TECO combines its basic scientific capabilities with a great deal of practical knowledge and experience to solve glass making problems, making TECO an extremely capable innovator. We foster continuous improvement in process design for glass and have been involved in the early development of many glass making improvements, such as electric melting and boosting, waste vitrification, oxy-fuel melting, solar glass (low iron) furnace and tin bath design, electronic display glass (TFT), advanced glass melter, and batch and cullet preheating engineering.

Quickfacts

The proof is in the numbers

patents worldwide

batch plants modernized

new float glass furnaces

fossil fuel-fired furnaces

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Todd Seifried Fullsize

Todd Seifried

President

Fred Paulsen

Fred Paulsen

Senior Director - Board Member

Christopher Hoyle

Christopher Hoyle

Senior VP - Technical Director

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Kevin Fulkerson

VP of Technology

Douglas Burgoon

Douglas Burgoon

VP - Project Management

James Enderlin

James Enderlen

VP - Business Operations

Robert Greis Fullsize

Robert Gries

CFO and Treasurer

David Bennert Small

David Bennert

Director of Engineering

James Uhlik

James Uhlik

VP of Technical Services

timeline

A History to Be Proud Of

1900's

Toledo Engineering Co., Inc. was founded in 1925.

TECO began designing and building annealing lehrs and glass furnaces for the booming glass industry in Toledo and abroad. By the early 1950s, TECO was designing and building many recuperative furnaces, which replaced direct-fired furnaces.

1960's

TECO designs and builds the first recuperative e-glass furnace. TECO also partners with Elemelt, Ltd., now Tecoglas, Ltd., to provide electric melt furnaces in North America.

TECO designs and builds its first cold top electric melter for insulation fiber glass at Owens Corning, Santa Clara, CA.

1970's

Low NOx burners are first offered in TECO furnaces. Many fiberglass manufacturers converted their furnaces to efficient TECO electric melters. TECO was awarded several electric furnace design patents during this time.

TECO patented the SUPERFLUE®, which is a special flue system that improves regenerative furnace performance and efficiency, while prolonging the life of the regenerator.

1980's

TECO first performs computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of glass furnaces to better design for long life and high-quality glass.

TECO acquired Elemelt, Ltd. and formed TECO Europe. TECO Europe broadened its capabilities and scope and is now involved with glass furnace applications of all types, now known industry wide as Tecoglas, Ltd.

1990's

TECO formed ENVITCO for the purpose of designing/building vitrification systems for encapsulating hazardous waste.

In 1994, TECO acquired the assets of KTG Glass Works Technology, now known as KTG Systems, Inc. (KTGSI) in the U.S. as well as KTG Engineering (KTGE) in the U.K.

2000's

TECO designed/built its 43rd cold-top electric-melt furnace for the fiber glass insulation industry. The unit was installed at Knauf Fiber Glass, Shasta Lake, CA.

ZEDTEC joins the TECO Group of companies.

In 2005, TECO received its 12th order for a turnkey float glass plant, which was for Cardinal FG located in Winlock, WA.

2010's

TECO continues to work worldwide, at customer locations on every continent from Asia to North America. TECO has always stressed that the goal of its engineers and designers is to supply TECO’s customers with the highest value for their capital expenditures. This means high-quality glass and long-furnace life, coupled with strong TECO project management skills and experience.