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 allow 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.
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 southern and midwestern US and on the eastern seaboard.
In recent years ALC's growth strategy has centered on expansion through the acquisition of North American dealers and contractors that install and service its systems. While 2013 and 2012 were quiet years for acquisitions at the company, ALC made handful of purchases in 2011, including two Canada-based ALC contractors (Ontario-based T.A.C. Controls & Automation and Ottawa-based Integrated Control Sciences). It also acquired Indiana-based J & T Systems to expand its footprint in the Midwest; AERO Integrated Solutions in 2011 to expand in Virginia; and contractor Yankee Technology in Massachusetts.
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