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  • Helping our Missouri community grow since 1979

  • 103 South Oak Street
    Union, MO 63084
  • Chamber Spotlight: INTEK Corporation
  • INTEK was started by Jesse Stricker in November of 1996. INTEK’s earliest products were a line of patented electric infrared heating elements and modular heaters directed toward the screen printing industry and they are still doing business with most of those early customers. Growth has come to INTEK through the development of custom industrial oven designs. Many Fortune 500 companies utilize their oven designs for the manufacturing and finishing of their products. Within the past several years INTEK has added a significant level of export sales to European and Middle East markets and in 2016 INTEK was recognized for its achievements by the SBA, University of Missouri S&T and the Missouri Association of Manufacturers.


    In 2002 they began looking for a larger space because they had outgrown the facility in Imperial, MO. Many different locations including St. Louis City and County and Jefferson County were considered but the business community in Union became attractive when they learned how many industrial buildings were available at the time. Also, the aggressive support of United Bank of Union in conjunction with the EDC Business and Community Partners was a huge factor in the ability to purchase their current location with SBA funding.


    Many things seem to be happening simultaneously as they enter 2018. Their earliest customers in the screen printing industry continue to rely on INTEK to support their OEM activities. Their space heating products have hit a recent surge since they completed UL testing and obtained UL listing. INTEK is proud to have several notable installations in Union: Hagie’s restaurant uses INTEK infrared heaters to heat their patio dining area making it available for year-round dining, Nothin’ Fancy Roller Skating utilizes INTEK heaters for seating areas surrounding the rink, and Veterans City Park included INTEK heaters in its men’s and ladies’ restrooms located adjacent the soccer fields. To further promote their space heating products, INTEK will be attending the International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition this month in Chicago. While all these things contribute to the growth of INTEK, the majority of their growth is coming from custom ovens and systems. Using energy efficient heating elements and modular heaters they offer value added oven designs for manufacturers looking for energy efficiencies, want to do the same work in a smaller space and improve product quality relative to powder coating and paint drying, annealing, plastic forming as well as many other applications in the automotive, aerospace, metal finishing and other industries throughout the world.

    Do you have areas in your home that are difficult to heat? Maybe you are a business with a new heating project or a need to reduce energy consumption or reduce the space necessary for an existing application. INTEK would be happy to share their experience and technology with you!