Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc. (MECO) was founded as a distributor of pumps and engines in New Orleans, LA.
Patented the world's most efficient method for desalinating seawater.
First of hundreds of machines delivered to the War Department.
Opened new manufacturing facility on the Industrial Canal in eastern New Orleans.
Prolific use of MECO plants seen throughout industry.
Began production of machines using new membrane-driven process (reverse osmosis) for seawater desalination.
Large land-based projects using thermal and membrane technologies were installed across the globe.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed production facility; operation began from two new facilities in Houston, TX, and Covington, LA.
MECO opened an office in Singapore, expanding to Asia Pacific region for the first time.
Celebrated issuance of 25th patent in the field of water purification.
Opened new state-of-the-art facility in Mandeville, LA. The 80,000-square-foot building combines the most advanced technology with environmentally friendly practices – the ultimate expression of the MECO commitment to our customers, employees and environment.
MECO opened full service office in Limerick, Ireland, expanding MECO's reach to customers throughout Western Europe.