A brief history: Introducing SWEPCO
The year is 1933. The place is Fort Worth, Texas, USA. It has been 4 years since the Great Depression began in August 1929; 4 years since the United States economy went into one of the worst economic downturns in history.
The Wall Street Crash and a global downturn triggered a decade of poverty, high unemployment, deflation, low profits and lost opportunities for economic growth.
It was during these darkest hours of American history when a group of six employees in a single room on the site of the start of the “Old Chisum Trail” began the Southwestern Petroleum Corporation.
Their philosophy was simple: “Manufacture and sell the highest quality products money, skill, experience and effort can produce.”
The manufacturing started on a small scale outdoors with a high quality roof coating which we know to this day as “SWEPCO Heavy Duty Roof Coating”.
Within months demand for Southwester Petroleum Corporations’ products had multiplied and by the mid 50s they were the market leaders in their field, with a fully operational manufacturing plant and state of the art research facilities.
In 1963 the brand name “SWEPCO” was born. At the same time, global expansion commenced with offices and manufacturing facitilies in Antwerp, Belgium and later in Ontario, Canada. With this expansion came representation.
SWEPCO is represented in nearly 100 countries around the world by a team of highly motivated, skilled individuals who are inspired by a ‘great company with great values’.
Bertie Donovan, UK independent sales representative for Southwestern Petroleum Corporation, said:
“With SWEPCO, you have flexibility. They have a system for all roof types and all budgets, whether it be a liquid coating overlay system for an existing mineral felt roof or a brand new high performance built up roof system, they will have a solution. Designed predominantly for large scale roof restoration projects, you will not find a better or more cost effective product range than that from SWEPCO”.