Since 1960, King Mechanical Specialty has been providing equipment and services for process control. Our success has been built on our commitment to providing unequaled service and value to every customer.
An entrepreneur named Ed King starts an instrumentation business in the basement of his home, calling his new venture King Mechanical Specialty. Ashcroft is the company’s first product line.
The growing business moves to a building behind the Ed King’s house and expands its product lines to include valves, transmitters and pressure instruments.
King Mechanical Specialty moves to 406 3rd Street in Newburgh, Indiana, where it is still located today.
Now in a larger facility, the company adds more products and services, including valve automation and custom-engineered instrumentation panels.
King Mechanical Specialty adds an in-house machine shop to its facility and hires a full-time journeyman machinist. This allows the company to produce custom-designed mounting hardware for its products.
King Mechanical Specialty expands its business to include a line of custom-engineered products, such as air-burst systems and filter skids.
Ed King retires and sells the company to Erv Berndt. King Mechanical Specialty continues to add new products and services, including more sophisticated custom-engineered products and calibration/certification services for pressure instruments.
King Mechanical Specialty begins its relationship with Wartsila, a Finnish manufacturer of reciprocating engines. Working from project scopes provided by Wartsila, King Mechanical Specialty has designed and built nearly 200 gas regulating units for more than 30 Wartsila natural gas power plant projects in the United States, Canada, Ecuador and Pakistan, as well as filter and metering skids for several projects.
King Mechanical Specialty begins its relationship with Hendrick Screen Company. Again working from project scopes, we have designed and built more than 130 air burst systems for Hendrick projects in the United States and overseas.
Steve Yancey, who has worked for King Mechanical Specialty in various capacities for more than 20 years, purchases the company.
King Mechanical Specialty acquires Righton Instrument Company, a manufacturer of bubbler systems for level and differential measurement.
King Mechanical Specialty adds a temperature- and humidity-controlled calibration laboratory to its facility.
King Mechanical Specialty receives UL certification for its electrical panel shop.
King Mechanical Specialty receives ISO17025:2005 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).