DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Kenco Metal Fabricating and Sheet Metal Machinery used the SMACNA Convention as a good opportunity to hold an open house. The company, which has been in business about 40 years, was recently purchased by Red River Machinery’s Eddie Richardson. T. Scott Kuschel manages the operation, which is a return to his roots – his father bought the company in 1972 from its founder.

The location is only a few miles from the site of SMACNA’s Convention in neighboring Boca Raton. Buses carried convention-goers to the Kenco location, where several companies had equipment up and running including Lockformer, Iowa Precision, Ovalformer, Duro Dyne, Tennsmith, and several others.

Kenco has customers throughout the state of Florida, Puerto Rico, Central and South America. It has been at its current location for about five years. It has several advantages over the old building, according to Kuschel, including plenty of space (15,000-sq.-ft.), a spray booth, a 40,000 lb. crane, loading dock, etc. The company has about 12 employees and did around $6 million in business last year.