Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) develops electronic control systems for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), and lighting systems used in offices, industrial plants, and hotels. It also makes systems for government, health care, educational, and retail facilities. The company's Web-based building automation systems (WebCTRL) feature graphical programming and user interfaces, interoperability, and open architectures, which enable users to access and control building functions from computers and wireless devices. Clients have included Harley-Davidson, Cisco Systems, UPS, and Lockheed Martin. Founded in 1977, the company is part of the UTC Climate Controls & Security unit of United Technologies.
ALC's growth strategy centers around expansion through the acquisition of North American dealers and contractors who install and service its systems. In 2011 ALC bought two Canada-based ALC contractors, Ontario-based T.A.C. Controls & Automation, a designer, installer, and maintainer of building control systems for clients in education, scientific research, and information technology among other industries; and Ottawa-based Integrated Control Sciences.
In the US that year ALC acquired Indiana-based J & T Systems to expand its footprint in the Midwest. J & T's clients include public schools, universities, commercial offices, healthcare facilities, and government buildings. The company also bought partner AERO Integrated Solutions in 2011 to expand in Virginia, and contractor Yankee Technology in Massachusetts. The previous year ALC bought Connecticut-based RCMS Controls.
While ALC primarily sells through dealers and systems integrators in North America, as well as in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, it also serves clients through more than 10 branch offices of its own in the South, the Midwest, and on the eastern seaboard.
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