York, Pa.-based MKT Metal Mfg. Inc. will expand its product line to include spiral ductwork. Company officials said the new line will establish MKT as a “one-stop shop” for commercial and industrial sheet metal duct and accessories for mechanical, industrial and sheet metal contractors.
The new spiral ductwork is used in commercial,
industrial and some residential applications.
rounds out our product line,” said MKT production partner, Mike Sunday. “Customers
have been asking us since we opened our doors five years ago to supply them
with round, as well as rectangular ductwork.”
purchase of new equipment, MKT is now able to bring it to the market.
did it at a time when we could make sure the manufacturing process was done in
a cost effective manner,” explained Sunday. “We want to be able to pass along
those savings to the customer.
MKT said it is equipped to
make the spiral duct in both light- and heavy-gauge metal, from 26- to 14-gauge
mild steel. Other capabilities include providing a double-wall format for
thermal and sound efficiencies and coatings in different colors for aesthetic
“It is all about choice,” said Sunday. “There is a
place for both rectangular and spiral ductwork in the marketplace. Our goal is
to produce a high-quality, fast turnaround product at a competitive
Sunday pointed out that spiral duct is attractive
for a lot of different reasons.
“It is versatile and easy to
install, which reduces labor costs,” he explained. “And, because the spiral
ductwork gives a more efficient movement of air it can even have an impact on
your bottom line. More and more designers are requiring it in their projects
for the aesthetic appeal.”
To accommodate the new product
line, MKT added another 10,000 square feet of production and inventory area.
MKT Metal to produce spiral duct
July 1, 2009