Industry Profile: BeTech Inc.

September 12, 2011

Located in Fletcher, North Carolina, BeTech Inc., is one of the nation’s premier spiral duct machine manufacturers. The company was founded by Ron Brevard in 1991. As a professional engineer Mr. Brevard has spent his career in the pursuit of technologies which have tangible and practical application in the construction and building sciences industry.

In an attempt to reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize efficiency, Mr. Brevard and his staff have designed and engineered a line of machines that manufacture spiral ducts. Once installed these duct systems have the ability to fully leverage a facility’s heating and cooling system. When compared to traditional rectangular HVAC duct work, spiral ducts improve air flow, minimize air leakage, are less expensive to install, and can achieve a cleaner more visually pleasing architectural effect.

The operation’s most popular machine is the spiral pipe machine. The machine utilizes an automated system for producing rigid spiral metal pipe from 4 inches (100 mm) in diameter up to 100 inches (2,500 mm) in diameter. This versatile machine enables customers to manufacture pipe from a variety of materials including aluminum and galvanized steel up to 14 gauge (2.0 mm) and stainless steel up to 18 gauge (1.2 mm). Computerized pipe dimensions and adjustment data ensure uniform pipe size every time.

The company markets to contractors who specialize in large construction projects such as hospitals, sports arenas, pharmaceutical operations, and manufacturing facilities. Over the years the project has been engaged in a number of high profile jobs. BeTech, Inc. machines were used to manufacture the spiral ducts utilized in the recently completed Dallas Cowboys Stadium located in Arlington, Texas.

The business has been successful over the years due to the company’s responsiveness to customer demands. According to Mr. Brevard, “In 2009 when the construction industry began to show signs of slowing BeTech moved quickly to re-examine our product line in order to ensure our machines could compete with our closest competition. As a result of this reevaluation our design staff created an entirely new line of machines which retained BeTech’s commitment to quality while being more affordable for smaller, niche construction firms.” The new machines, while smaller, have afforded the operation a great deal of flexibility from a pricing standpoint and have proven successful with new and existing customers over the past 24 months.

In addition to BeTech’s existing product line, Brevard and his staff have also been engaged in projects which require custom design work for automated machines utilized in the manufacturing sector. BeTech has built machines to handle virtually any task that requires automation.  Read more about BeTech here.