Early in the year 2004, investors Dick Waldron and Joe Creighton saw a need for a “next generation” aluminum composite material (ACM) panel system. As principals of SECO Architectural Systems, they had become familiar with various systems, and therefore knew of the shortcomings of most commercially available ACM systems. The key shortcoming of systems available at the time was that they weren’t installer friendly. Additionally, panel systems were not typically of a high-performance nature and therefore testing, (fire, structural and weather resistance) was not readily available for these systems.
Waldron and Creighton felt that an opportunity existed to create a company and a panel system that would raise the bar in terms of performance, (higher wind resistance, superior weather protection, greater structural properties, greater flatness characteristics) and that would offer a product that was easier and faster to install.
After months of engineering, development and extensive product testing, the AccuTrac system was unveiled as the new flagship product of the envisioned new company.
Altech Panel Systems, LLC was formed in the Summer of 2004 and virtually immediately, the new Cartersville based company was producing the most technologically advanced, highest performing aluminum composite panel system manufactured in the USA. The company hasn’t looked back since! Starting as a small company in Cartersville, Altech has grown to become a major player in the ACM/MCM marketplace and has shipped material to virtually every state in the union, and even overseas!
In the Summer of 2011, SECO Architectural Systems, Inc. purchased Altech Panel Systems and made it one of its family of companies in the rapidly advancing world of wall enclosures.
Altech’s goal is to remain the industry leader in new products, new systems, new manufacturing techniques and the utilization of new technology. The company prides itself on a future-focused approach with a commitment to continually advance the company. As a result, Altech is now poised for even greater growth. Recent investments in personnel, engineering, state of the art manufacturing equipment and software have helped expand Altech’s market reach and product offering well beyond the original composite panel systems. The company now offers a variety of exclusive wall panel solutions. In addition to the original AccuTrac DS (Dry Seal) and AccuTrac ES (Exposed Seal) MCM/ACM systems, Altech has developed a low-profile composite panel system, interior systems, a continuous insulation (C.I.) system, NFPA 285 compliant systems, and exposed fastener rainscreen systems.
Back in 2004 the future looked bright for Altech. More than ten years later, the future is brighter than ever!