Balco was founded in 1958 in downtown Wichita, Kansas, USA. The primary products manufactured at that time were expansion joint covers, but mat frames, trench covers, and stair nosing products were soon added to the Balco line. Balco is now a portfolio company of Capital Southwest, which is a publicly owned business development company with total assets exceeding $600 million.
These days, Balco is one of the largest manufacturers in the world for expansion joint covers and fire barriers.
Balco produces the small thermal movement expansion joint cover for a joint width of 1” but also manufactures covers for large 1’ (300mm) seismic movement joints.
Balco offers a wide range of UL listed fire barriers too which are 2, 3 or 4 hours fire rated for floor and wall joints. Balco fire barriers stop the fire and absorb thermal and seismic movement, simultaneously.
A side of Balco specialty in expansion joint covers and fire barriers, Balco is a leading manufacturer of heavy duty aluminum floor mats with carpet/vinyl inserts, and all types of stair nosing.
With an outstanding technical and R&D department, Balco is your first choice partner whatever the requirement, project size and technical challenges.
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