Posted March 26, 2018

Purvis Industries acquires PICOR

Purvis Industries subsidiary KMEC Engineering & Conveying Systems acquired PICOR, a design and engineering company.

Based in Johnson City, Tennessee, PICOR specializes in bulk material truck and train precision loading systems. It also produces telescoping chutes, mass flow gates, diverter gates, clamshell gates and slide gates.

Tony Walker, president and head engineer of PICOR, will remain with the company. Walker is the designer of the Walker Reclaimer, a streamlined system that allows storage and reclaim of an unlimited amount of bulk material without the use of reclaim equipment commonly used in the industry. He will work with the team to further develop PICOR designs and integrate them into KMEC’s complete bulk material handling solutions.

“We believe that PICOR will greatly expand both the market reach and total system capabilities of our KMEC business by adding unparalleled expertise in truck and train loading systems, as well as the integration of the new Walker Reclaimer. This is a great step forward for KMEC and Purvis Industries,” said Cameron Barker, vice president of corporate operations for Purvis Industries.

Headquartered in Dallas, Purvis Industries is one of the largest Independent bearing and power transmission distributors in the United States, with 90 locations covering 15 states.