SPATCO Energy Solutions (SPATCO) was founded in 1935 as a petroleum equipment distributor, and added an industrial division in 1960 to supply industrial pumps and equipment for handling and storing a variety of liquids. BRI acquired SPATCO in 2006.
Augusta Coating & Manufacturing (ACM) started operations in Raleigh, N.C., in 1970 under the Blue Dot trade name, primarily providing parts and service to aftermarket golf and utility vehicle industry. In 2002, the company sold its Raleigh operation and the Blue Dot trade name to focus its efforts on the growth of its OEM business, which it began in 1997. The company also installed coating equipment in its new facilities in Thomson, Ga., which permitted ACM) to provide high quality coatings for metal parts.
Blue Ridge Industries acquired the assets of ACM in March 2008.
In 2008, SPATCO Energy Solutions developed an alternative fuels division to capitalize on the market potential created by government regulations for a cleaner environment, and today, SPATCO DEF is the leading supplier of dispensing solutions for diesel exhaust fluid in the U.S. and Canada.
In 2012, SPATCO Energy Solutions obtained the rights to sell Galileo CNG and LNG dispensing equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada. From equipment selection to installation and start up, SPATCO NG Solutions is a trusted resource for best-in-class compression, regulation, and natural gas transportation equipment.
Formed in 1986 to service electrical equipment manufacturers, Greenwood Fabricating & Plating (GF&P) has grown into a full service electroplating, fabrication and machining shop, providing finished components to a wide classification of manufacturers. The company made a strategic decision to exit metal sales to certain customers that produced lower margins and target non-metal sales growth through fabrication and plating.