Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing LLC in St. Louis, Michigan was founded in 1964 by Clarence and Evelyn Powell. In the early 1970’s, Clarence and Evelyn’s son, Duane, joined the management team and eventually became president in the mid 1990’s. Under Duane’s leadership, Powell expanded in size and geographic reach by adding a variety of ancillary equipment used in conjunction with its core Sodium Hypochlorite Production Systems. In the early 2000’s, Powell expanded its product portfolio with state-of-the-art continuous chemical blending and dilution systems that today can automatically and accurately meter over a dozen raw material streams, emergency valve closure systems, and more.
In 2016, Duane sadly passed and Powell ownership transitioned to his lead management team representing each of the company’s critical functions. Credentials of management and staff include a blend of education and experience: MBAs, BAs, BSs, CPAs, and PEs, with numerous certifications. Engineering and Production Team members, many of whom have been with the company their entire professional careers, have an unprecedented level of experience and expertise to identify customized chemical processing solutions around the world.
Powell is well-known and respected in the global Chlor Alkali industry with customers in over 40 countries. Our technologies consist of a host of proprietary and patented processes custom designed and developed to meet each customer’s specific needs. These processes include sodium hypochlorite production, where in North America, our equipment produces approximately 80% of its bleach. We also developed a full line of filtering, chemical blending and dilution systems, scrubbing systems, control systems, transfer systems, air treatment systems, and emergency valve closure systems.
Finally, we support our equipment with a full line of parts and accessories, while services include custom engineering, commissioning, special financing, extended warranties, and 24/7 global field engineering and technical service.
We consistently meet customer requirements through thoughtful design to final product build and installation. Powell . . . Making Chemical Processes Better™!
Our technologies consist of a host of proprietary and patented processes custom designed and developed to meet each customer’s specific needs. These processes include:
Our product line is used to produce or process a wide variety of chemicals, including:
At Powell, we have worked hard to define, develop, and refine our unique company culture. The Powell Principles identify the timeless guiding characteristics we look for the most in our employees. They define our culture and who we are as people.
A strong management team representing each of the company’s critical functions identifies and implements the strategic plan to continually move the company forward. The credentials of our management team and staff include an optimum blend of education and experience – MBAs, BAs, BSs, CPAs, and PEs, with numerous certifications. Our Engineering and Production staff members, many of whom have been with the company their entire professional careers, bring an unprecedented level of experience and expertise to identify solutions for our customers.