In the Field with SECO
In 1978, shortly after incorporation as SECO Manufacturing, Paul rented a small exhibit space
at a national surveyors trade show and displayed several of his aluminum adapters. By then
there were scores of competing EDM instruments on the market and each one had
a different contour and configuration where the mount attached. SECO offered
adapters for any instrument. The response allowed SECO to drop its retail business
and concentrate on manufacturing products for the survey industry, starting with
the yoke adapters.
Many things have changed
since 1977. The electronic
distance measuring box
has been replaced with the “total station” which integrates the distance
device with the theodolite. This created a need for numerous other
accessories such as poles that would hold the glass prism for the distance
meter, carrying cases, tripods, etc. The pioneering yoke adapter was
officially discontinued in 1995.
The company has continued its tradition of innovation. SECO product
managers are known for coming up with solutions for any kind of field
requirement for survey, construction, mining and energy industries. It’s
also become a world-wide supplier of these products, with dealers in
almost every continent.
SECO, with corporate headquarters based in Redding, CA, controls all
facets of its manufacturing business. The company is
vertically integrated, managing the entire process
in-house, using its multiple manufacturing
facilities. With sites in North America and
Europe, SECO controls the process from design to the manufacturing of goods. The multiple sites
also assist in the distribution and service for the products.
In 2013, SECO acquired GeoDesy, a company based in Hungary that is well-known for supplying
high-end tribrachs to the survey and construction industries.
Precision manufacturing, quality focus, and skilled workmanship provide consistency
to always meet and exceed customers’ expectations. SECO’s continued goal is to be
the best accessories supplier for surveying and construction markets. This ongoing
mission will ensure that investing in SECO brand products will remain the smartest
investment for productivity and longevity in the field.
product can also be shipped from our European warehouse