DENVER — Hercules Industries, one of America's most efficient and dependable manufacturers and wholesale distributors of high-quality heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sheet metal products and equipment, announced that it has acquired Western Engineering and Supply Company(WESCO). Topeka, Kansas-based Wesco is a manufacturer of spiral pipe and fittings and Thermaduct and KoolDuct phenolic board products. The acquisition combines the unique manufacturing of phenolic board products with Hercules’ large-scale HVAC manufacturing capabilities and allows Hercules to expand its HVAC wholesale market distribution into Kansas.

 “This is a tremendous milestone for Hercules, one which validates our mission of investing in our business through growth to provide tools for future opportunities,” said Andy Newland, CEO of Hercules Industries. “The WESCO acquisition expands Hercules’ geographical footprint while introducing a new and innovative HVAC product to the Hercules portfolio. As we take Hercules to our next stage of growth, we are delighted to partner with WESCO, a company that has demonstrated an innovative and visionary approach to developing HVAC products for the HVAC industry.”

Wesco’s ownership group has an association with one of Kansas City’s largest HVAC manufacturer’s representative companies, Jorban-Riscoe. “The market demand for quality HVAC duct fabrication is steadily increasing, and we expect this trend to continue,” said Kevin Harre, Jorban-Riscoe’s vice president of sales and co-owner of Wesco. “The Hercules partnership enables us to build on the strong commercial contractor relationships that we have developed over the years.”

About Hercules Industries

Hercules Industries is one of America's most efficient and dependable manufacturers and wholesale distributors of high-quality HVAC sheet metal products and equipment.

Founded in Denver in 1962 by William E. Newland, Hercules Industries is one of the largest companies of its type in the Western and Midwestern United States. It operates four manufacturing facilities and 20 sales and distribution centers in Colorado (Denver, North Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Pueblo, Grand Junction), Utah (Salt Lake City, Sandy), Arizona (Tempe, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson), New Mexico (Albuquerque, Roswell, Las Cruces), Wyoming (Casper, Cheyenne) and Kansas (Topeka).

Hercules remains owned and managed by members of the Newland family, with the same dedication to excellence that has been the foundation of success for over five decades.

Since 1962, Hercules Industries has invested in customer relationships, manufacturing and distribution facilities and resources for its employees.

For more information contact Patrick Newland, Marketing Director, 303-210-5874 or visit