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February Newsletter

SPEC Newsletter 
February 2015
In This Email…

SPEC Builds Panning Skid for Major Global Confectionery Company 

SPEC Engineering, in our partnership with HMC Manufacturing, designed and built a polishing pan skid system for a Major Global Confectionery Company.

A custom polishing pan design with discharge valves was combined with an integrated drying/dust collection system for a complete unit that could fit in a shipping container for delivery to Asia. On a Siemens platform, the polishing pan process is completely automated and can be started up with a fraction of the time of on-site commissioning.

SPEC Rolls Out New Website!

We have been working towards redesigning our website in order to better convey SPEC’s capabilities to the public. Our new website better highlights past projects, and provides a lot more information on SPEC’s core capabilities.  Click here to check out the new design!
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Customized Skid Systems  
Designed to Fit Your Plant’s Needs

SPEC builds customized skid systems based on your specifications. SPEC customized modular solutions are efficient, economical, and reliable. Our modular skid systems are designed to meet the accelerated project schedules, in addition to reducing installation and commissioning time.

Skid systems cost up to 25% less than build-on-site systems, offer higher quality and greater reliability, and allow for single source accountability.

These Modular Skid Systems can be tested and documented to meet industry standards, such as cGMP, USDA, and FDA. Our engineers provide on-site start up and commissioning support.

Call SPEC for a Consultation & Quote on a Modular Skid System Package!

Meet Kevin Laud,
SPEC Project Manager


Kevin Laud has been working as a Mechanical Engineer for 4 years and has been at SPEC for the past 3 years.

Kevin grew up in Tinley Park, IL. As a child, he was always building things: bike ramps, treehouses, snow making machines, go-carts, Legos, etc. Becoming an M.E. was just a natural extension of Kevin’s propensity to build things he thought were cool.
He attended University of Illinois at Chicago and majored in Mechanical Engineering which is what led him to his career at SPEC.  SPEC’s small size business is what attracted him to the company. He liked the “can-do” attitude that you don’t find at larger, multi-national companies. He also likes working at an engineering company rather than a manufacturer because it allows him to work on more varied projects.
When Kevin is not at work, he enjoys traveling, music, and brunch. He currently resides in Ukrainian Village in Chicago, IL. Three interesting facts about Kevin are:

  • He has never had a cavity.
  • He has visited 45 of 50 states and has been to the highest point in 13 of 50 states and plans to add 2 or 3 states/year.
  • He once went to Canada for lunch and then came back to the USA.

SPEC is excited as Kevin takes on his new role of Project Manager here!

SPEC Moves to our New Location!

2015 has already brought plenty of new changes to SPEC. As our team has continued to expand, it became necessary for us to also expand our space. We are now operating full time out of our new Innovation and Assembly Center in Plainfield, IL.

Though construction on a portion of the offices is still underway, SPEC has managed to move all of our employees into the new building. In the next few weeks, we should be fully complete with construction and ready to showcase our new look! Stay posted for pictures and updates of the finished product. Click to read more and see more photos..

*Please update our new information in your records:
25523 W. Ruff St. Plainfield, IL 60585
Phone: 815-676-5006 Fax: 630-303-9800  

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