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SPEC Celebrates 35th Anniversary as Process Engineering Firm

February 28, 2014

Specialty Process Engineering Company LLC (SPEC) is proud to announce that 2014 marks its 35th year offering bulk material handling system solutions.

SPEC was founded on March 4, 1979 in Springfield, IL as a representative of leading manufacturers of conveying, feeding, dust collection, and process equipment. By the next year, SPEC had evolved into a complete line supplier by providing its first large mixing and ingredient automation project for a multinational confections company in the Chicago area. Since then, SPEC has been offering custom-designed solutions to the food and specialty chemical, energy, consumer products, and pharmaceutical industries.

Ten years after opening its doors for business, SPEC moved to Joliet, IL, and added complete AutoCAD capabilities, engineering design, and project management services. In 1994, SPEC provided its first custom processing line for a pharmaceutical company overseas in Puerto Rico. Then, at the turn of the millennium, SPEC added in-house process automation and controls capabilities.

Now SPEC has delivered process systems and support to customers in more than 30 states and 20 countries worldwide. Brian Bernard, president of SPEC attributes the company’s 35 years of success to individuals both inside and outside of the organization. “We would like to thank each of our loyal customers and dedicated employees who are all responsible for helping us reach this special milestone in SPEC’s history,” said Bernard.

Today, SPEC maintains its small business size and approach to customers. The company operates in two Illinois locations: a main office in Chicago and an assembly and innovation center in Plainfield.

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