Engineers, contractors, owners, and representatives listen attentively to a kick-off presentation by Semco Duct & Acoustical Products Inc. president, William Thurman.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Engineers, contractors, owners, and representatives were treated to a ballgame following an open house event at the new Arlington, Texas, manufacturing facility for Semco Duct & Acoustical Products Inc. A tour of the plant included stops at several of the workstations and product demonstrations.

"Our goal from the start was to show off our new facility and its capabilities, but more importantly, we wanted to build on our relationships with our customers," said Jim Walker, director of sales for Semco Duct & Acoustical Products Inc.

One demonstration included a comparison of round and rectangular duct designs to illustrate the respective airflows under varying static pressure drops.

The other display that kept attendees talking was the acoustical products demonstration. Two enclosures each containing radios blasting at full volume were use to illustrate the sound attenuating capabilities of the company's acoustical panels and in-line duct silencers. Several of the guests commented on how amazed they were that they could see the radios, but could barely hear them.

In recognition of the first project shipped, Semco Duct & Acoustical Products honored Young & Pratt Inc. and Mechanical Reps Inc. as the contractor and representative responsible for making that job a success. To honor this achievement both firms received plaques commemorating San Marcos High School as the inaugural project for the Arlington, Texas, facility.

After the tours, SEMCO Duct & Acoustical Products hosted everyone to dinner and a game in the Bullpen Suite at Ameriquest Field, where the participants viewed the Texas Rangers play the Seattle Mariners.

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Publication date: 10/02/2006