SECO is one of the worlds leading manufacturers
of surveying and global positioning equipment accessories. In
this competitive niche market SECO has gained a reputation for
quality and innovation.
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In the late 1940s Ivan Ogden of Sacramento, California created
Ogden Surveying Equipment Company (OSECO). Ivans son, Paul,
grew up around his fathers business and over the years learned
about surveying and about running a business; these were skills
that would later prove to be invaluable. Paul Ogden moved north
to Redding, California in 1965, opened his own surveying retail
store and within a short time opened other stores in Oregon and
SECO Manufacturing was established
in 1977 in response to demand for new accessories used with the
emerging electronic distance measuring systems market.
In 1980 Paul Ogden phased out the retail
stores in favor of manufacturing and wholesale distribution of
high quality surveying products.
In the summer of 2008, Trimble Navigation added SECO to its family of companies.
SECO Manufacturing Company offers a wide variety of accessory
products used with surveying instruments, GPS, GIS, and construction
equipment. These include telescopic poles, carrying cases, backpacks,
GPS antenna poles, surveying instrument tripods, prism systems
for use with electronic distance meters, construction levels,
and leveling rods.
SECO products are sold through a world-wide
network of instrument dealers and distributors and also as custom-built,
private-labeled products for OEMs.
FACILITIES AND WORKFORCE
SECOs 82,500 square-foot plant is home to our team of over
100 full-time professionals. The plant houses our corporate headquarters,
customer service team, engineering, research and development,
and a complete manufacturing facility. The facilities include
anodizing, electrostatic powder-painting, and silk-screening departments,
as well as a state-of-the-art machine shop.
Customer service is more than a mission
statement at SECO, it is the way this company does business.
SECO's other facilities include a manufacturing
complex in Tecate, Mexico and a warehousing facility in Tecate,