We started with a simple idea.
Frecon Company began in 1960 with the invention of the “Bug Stopper” – a simple product created at a kitchen table. Now over 50 years later, Frecon Technologies offers a full range of CNC machining services, including welding, milling, turning, cutting, bending, powder coating and assembly. Our mission to be your dependable and trustworthy manufacturing partner and supplier.
Our experienced professional team, coupled with state of the art equipment and innovative processes position Frecon Technologies as a leader in the CNC machining industry. Review our equipment list to see the technology we have at our disposal to produce your parts. E-mail us or call 513-874-8981 if you have any questions.
The History of Frecon Technologies
Frecon Engineering was started on December 1, 1965. We rented 1200 square feet from Art Stamping which was located in Golf Manor. I hired Jerry Maxwell (the gentleman who taught me the die-making trade), and one apprentice three months after the doors were opened. The majority of the dies we made were for the Metal Stamping Industry.
Our research led us to the development of our Tile Die Business. In 1967, we rented an additional 1200 square feet at the same location and employed four people. In the remainder of the late 60’s, we phased out of stamping dies and moved into serving the Ceramic Tile Industry. Our reputation grew rapidly and we became the leading supplier of mosaic tile dies. To keep up with the demand, we increased our workforce (8 employees) which required us to find a larger facility. In 1969 we moved to our present location of 6000 square feet located North of Cincinnati.
In 1970, we focused our talents on the refractory brick industry. Our engineering approach to solving their problems was very successful; and it is still a major part of our business. In 1971, we expanded into designing and building special machinery. Our products were well accepted and all went well for two years. A recession occurred and we discontinued special machinery.
We bought our first NC machine in 1975 and the second one in 1979. We spent about 3% of our annual income on development of steels, processes and products to maintain our competitive edge. We invested 8% of our annual sales into new equipment and the maintenance of the old. We have been and continue to be an innovative leader in our field of business. We have developed processes that are unique to us and established ourselves as a respected leader and a company that our customers can rely upon.
We looked for a new source of revenue and in 2000, we changed the course of the company and its name to Frecon Technologies, Inc. To accommodate this change, we purchased several pieces of CNC Turning equipment and a Coordinate Measuring Machine. As with any major change, it took us time to achieve success, but in 2002 we did – the company was profitable.
In early 2006, we received a large order for CNC machined parts and have been growing stronger and better since. At the beginning of 2007, we purchased new equipment, a waterjet, computerized saw, a Bridgeport mill and others. We have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about making CNC machined parts and continue to strive for excellence and more efficient methods of manufacturing. In 2009, we added a laser cutting machine to keep us competitive and move use to another level of providing our customers with more efficient and faster methods of processing their parts. With this equipment addition, and our determination to keep costs down as much as possible, we doubled our sales from 2007.
Our combined knowledge, experience and technical expertise in the latest technology of computers and CNC machining will keep Frecon Technologies on the cutting edge. We are optimistic about the coming years. We thank God for His blessings and have confidence in the American people and their determination to remain a free and enterprising people.