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The TeknikorHISTORY

Teknikor got its start in 1966 when electrical contractor Philip E Pelletier started Gemco Electric, based in Fall River Massachusetts.

Gemco was formed to meet the electrical needs of southern New England’s extensive industrial business, and its customer base grew quickly. During this time, Phil realized that his customers required a more comprehensive solution to their ever changing infrastructure and equipment needs. They were happy with Gemco’s electrical services and regularly asked if Gemco could install or mechanically pipe their machinery.

In 1974 Gemco expanded its capabilities to meet those needs. Over the next 15 years, Gemco grew and became a leading electrical and mechanical contractor in southern New England.

In 1988, Philip again recognized an opportunity; he saw that his customers’ sought faster and more reliable machinery. Philip partnered with his son Philip J., a recent graduate of WPI’s Electrical Engineering program, and Ken Potvin to form Engineered Control Systems (ECS), an automation and controls company that specialized in manufacturing. For the next 10 years, ECS and Gemco grew, working together to service manufacturing’s electrical, mechanical and controls needs.

In 1998, with the sudden death of Philip E Pelletier, Philip J. Pelletier joined Gemco as president. Over the next 12 years, Gemco and ECS continued to prosper and even added additional services to solidify itself as a true turn-key electrical, mechanical, rigging, relocation and controls contractor servicing both national and international manufacturing companies.

In 2010, Gemco and ECS merged to become Teknikor, which further enhanced its standing as a turn-key service provider when Tim Tanner joined the firm in 2012. Tim’s vast industrial knowledge, with over 25 years in process and equipment, has given Teknikor that final piece of the puzzle it needed to become a truly one-stop shop for all electrical, mechanical, rigging, relocation, alignment, controls, equipment and process needs.

Teknikor History Timeline
Teknikor History Timeline

Teknikor beginningsOUR COMPANY HISTORY

1966

IT ALL STARTED

Gemco was formed to meet the electrical needs of Southern New England’s vast industrial base. Over the next seven years Gemco’s customer base grew quickly. During this time Phil realized that his customers required a more comprehensive solution to their ever changing infrastructure and equipment needs. They were happy with Gemco and regularly asked Phil if Gemco could install or mechanically pipe the machinery.
1970

EARLY EXPANSION

With the purchase of Cotter Electric in 1970 offering electric motor and machine shop services and the addition of Jimmy Araujo in 1974, Gemco expanded its’ mechanical capabilities to meet those needs. Over the next 15 years, Gemco grew and became a leading electrical and mechanical contractor in southern New England, and particularly within the wire & cable and textile industries.
1998

PHILIP REJOINS GEMCO

In 1998, with the sudden death of Philip E Pelletier, and retirement of Jimmy Araujo, Philip J Pelletier rejoined Gemco as president. Over the next 12 years Gemco and ECS continued to prosper with the addition of Action Energy in 2005 offering energy solutions, and in 2008 with the addition of Power & Fire Protection (PFP) offering infrared scanning and electrical maintenance. With the combined services the companies continued to grow and solidify the group as a true turnkey electrical, mechanical, rigging, relocation and controls contractor servicing both national and international manufacturing companies.
2008

ANOTHER MERGER

Merge with Power & Fire Protection
2010

TEKNIKOR IS BORN

In 2010, Gemco, ECS, Action Energy, PFP merged to become Teknikor. Teknikor further enhanced their standing as a turnkey service provider to industrial manufacturing with an additional location in Kentucky in 2012. At this location, Teknikor added personnel with many years of specialized process and equipment knowledge. This has given Teknikor that final piece of the puzzle it truly needed to become a one-stop-shop for all electrical, mechanical, rigging, relocation, alignment, controls, equipment rebuilds, fabrication and process needs.

Teknikor maintains two offices in Fall River, Massachusetts and one in Erlanger, Kentucky.

2016

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Teknikor celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with its humble beginnings in 1966 as Gemco.
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