The Organization

McKenna Engineering & Equipment Co founders

In 1978 Ed McKenna Sr. left his position as Western Region Manager with Worthington Pump Corporation and established McKenna Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc. The Company started with Ed in sales, an inside application engineer and shared secretary. McKenna Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc. was set up as a pilot program for Goulds Pumps Inc. as their first distributor.

From 1978 to the mid 80’s the company grew from $890,000 to $4,000,000 in sales with 15 people in two offices; Torrance, CA and Bakersfield, CA.

Roughly 70% of the pump business was in oil refining and production. The oil crash of the mid 80’s forced the Company to greatly diversify its sales and service efforts with both products and industries, as well as change the way it operated the business.

McKenna Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc. has evolved over the past 30 years from operating exclusively as a pump equipment distributor, to a point today where it operates as a Manufacturer’s Representative, a Distributor, a Consulting Engineer, a System Integrator, and an Engineering Contractor. Additionally, McKenna Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc. is now part of a group of companies referred to as McKenna Companies. This group consists of three corporations; McKenna Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc., Process Solutions & Integration, Inc. (PSI) and Environmental Water Solutions, Inc. (EWS). PSI and EWS are both subsidiary companies of McKenna Engineering. Gross Sales from the three companies now exceeds $30 Million.

PSI has been, and continues, serving the sanitary industries (food, beverage, dairy, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic/personal care) in California and Western Nevada since 1965. EWS was incorporated in December 2004 and continues serving the industrial and municipal water and wastewater industries in California and Western Nevada.

The synergy between the companies is that they all perform nearly the same functions, but in different markets: All three companies sell process equipment for handling air, gas, liquids, and dry bulk solids. In addition to equipment sales, services include application engineering, system engineering (including design and system integration), fabrication services, construction and installation services, and equipment repair – which includes field service. Both McKenna Engineering and PSI hold Class A California Engineering Contractors Licenses.

The Company(s) are horizontally market focused while offering vertically integrated services to many industries.

McKenna Companies employs roughly 45 people and operates out of two offices: Carson in Southern California and Fairfield in Northern California. The Carson office incorporates 18,000 square feet of space and serves as corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The Fairfield office includes an equipment service shop and sales offices to directly support Northern California activities.