Atkore is an industry leader in the manufacturing of galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical conduit, armored wire and cable, metal framing systems and building components; serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security, mechanical and automotive applications.

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The Beginning Our company was founded in 1959 in Harvey, Illinois, where our corporate headquarters is currently located. Our original business, known as Allied Tube & Conduit, developed an in-line galvanizing technique (Flo-Coat) in which zinc is applied as tube and pipe are formed. The Flo-Coat galvanizing process, a patented technique, was the foundation for our low-cost manufacturing of fabricated metal products. In 1960, the company began operation with a single tube mill – producing half-inch electrical conduit at the unheard-of rate of two feet per second.
50 Years of Growth Over the next 50 years, the company diversified, becoming an industry leader through growth, acquisitions and innovation. We now design and manufacture galvanized steel tubing and pipe products that include electrical conduit, fire sprinkler pipe, light gauge steel tube and fence pipe sold under the brand names Allied Tube & Conduit and Tectron Tube. We also manufacture various electrical support system products including strut channel, metal framing, cable tray systems and associated fittings sold under the brand names Unistrut, Power-Strut, TJ Cope and Acroba. We also design and manufacture pre-wired armored and metal-clad electrical cable, flexible and non-metallic conduit, PVC and HDPE cable protection products. These offerings are sold under the leading brand names AFC Cable Systems, Eastern Wire and Conduit, and Kaf-Tech.
The Beginning Our company was founded in 1959 in Harvey, Illinois, where our corporate headquarters is currently located. Our original business, known as Allied Tube & Conduit, developed an in-line galvanizing technique (Flo-Coat) in which zinc is applied as tube and pipe are formed. The Flo-Coat galvanizing process, a patented technique, was the foundation for our low-cost manufacturing of fabricated metal products. In 1960, the company began operation with a single tube mill – producing half-inch electrical conduit at the unheard-of rate of two feet per second.
50 Years of Growth Over the next 50 years, the company diversified, becoming an industry leader through growth, acquisitions and innovation. We now design and manufacture galvanized steel tubing and pipe products that include electrical conduit, fire sprinkler pipe, light gauge steel tube and fence pipe sold under the brand names Allied Tube & Conduit and Tectron Tube. We also manufacture various electrical support system products including strut channel, metal framing, cable tray systems and associated fittings sold under the brand names Unistrut, Power-Strut, TJ Cope and Acroba. We also design and manufacture pre-wired armored and metal-clad electrical cable, flexible and non-metallic conduit, PVC and HDPE cable protection products. These offerings are sold under the leading brand names AFC Cable Systems, Eastern Wire and Conduit, and Kaf-Tech.
Today We now have more than 3,100 employees located on five continents. We take pride in delivering our quality products through electrical distributors, home improvement retailers, industrial distributors, HVAC/plumbing distributors, datacom distributors, original equipment manufacturers and general contractors. In total, we serve over 50 end-markets including commercial construction, industrial, power generation, agricultural and federal, state and local governments.
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