Today you will find Heatec products at chemical plants, at oil-and-gas refineries, on off shore platforms and on barges. You will also find them at power generation plants, wood product manufacturers, food producers, textile factories, pharmaceutical companies, roofing manufacturers and others.
Heatec products for the HMA industry include helical coil heaters, direct-fired heaters, vertical storage tanks and horizontal storage tanks. Tank capacities range from 5,000 gallons (18,927 liters) to 35,000 gallons (132,000 liters).
The company was formed in 1972 to repair and service asphalt heaters that everyone called "the Chattanooga Heater." The first couple of years also included much design and fabrication work for storage tanks that were components of Astec batch plants and drum plants. Astec Industries bought the company in 1977 and it became known officially as Heatec.
Heatec has achieved several important "firsts":
- First to design and manufacture special rubber and polymer-blending systems for asphalt terminals and the HMA industry.
Heatec's willingness to tackle a wide variety of heating and storage applications has added immeasurably to its technology experience for nearly two and a half decades. That in turn has led to sales of Heatec products in many parts of the world.
- Moreover, that experience plus a willingness to explore new innovations will undoubtedly fuel Heatec's growth in future years.