At the Forefront of Innovation: Pecora’s Dedication to Exceptional Adhesive, Sealant, and Weatherproofing Solutions.
Founded in 1862 as a paint and varnish company in Philadelphia, Pecora has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. For over 160 years, Pecora has stood as an industry leader in product development and enhancement, committed to providing a comprehensive range of adhesive, sealant, and weatherproofing solutions. Leveraging our pioneering technological capabilities, we expanded our product portfolio, establishing ourselves as a foremost manufacturer of architectural weatherproofing products. Today, we offer a wide range of products that protect and enhance the performance of buildings and structures. Notably, we take great pride that all our products are proudly manufactured right here in the USA.
Our mission is to provide our customers with innovative, high-quality, cost-effective solutions that meet their specific needs and expectations. We are committed to continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, and environmental responsibility. We are dedicated to supporting our employees, partners, and communities through our integrity, excellence, teamwork, and service values.
We are proud of our history and achievements and look forward to the future with confidence and optimism. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our products, services, and projects. You can also contact us anytime for any questions or inquiries. We would love to hear from you and help you with your next project.
PECORA CORPORATION: protecting projects and reputations since 1862.
- Our team of dedicated Customer Service Representatives maintains consistency to ensure a seamless service experience.
- Our warehouse offers same-day/next-day shipping to ensure timely delivery.
- Our Technical Service team offers a 24/7 Help Desk to guide you in making well-informed decisions.
- Our experts provide training on our products in the classroom and on the job site.
- Our state-of-the-art color lab can match any color you need through our custom color capabilities.
- Our Research and Development team is focused on finding customer-centric solutions.
- At Pecora, our field sales team is the backbone of our success, driving growth and customer satisfaction with their unrivaled expertise and dedication to service.
The Pecora Protects Pledge
The Pecora promise goes beyond delivering high-quality sealants, air barriers, and traffic coatings. It’s a commitment to you, your project, and your reputation. We’re here when you need us, ready to offer recommendations, address inquiries, navigate decisions, and help you discover the optimal solution for your project. It signifies a pledge of partnership.
HISTORY OF PECORA
Pecora White Lead, Zinc, and Color Company, founded by Smith Bowen and two others, operated out of a modest brick building at 150 North 4th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This unassuming structure, situated a few blocks from the bustling waterfront, served as the company’s headquarters, where they conducted their entire business. The small, dimly lit space was illuminated by gaslight, a testament to the company’s humble origins and early days.
Compelled by growth, the company relocates to a larger facility in North Philadelphia at 300 or 400 W. Sedgley Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
The company changes its name to Pecora Paint Company and subsequently completes its incorporation process.
Expands facilities to accommodate additional square footage for various purposes, including manufacturing, equipment storage, raw material storage, finished goods warehousing, and shipping.
The company, now known as Pecora, Inc., shifts its focus from paint to sealants and adhesives. Pecora paints were applied to warships and industrial machinery. The construction industry, with curtainwall and other new building systems, began shaping high-rise apartments and office buildings across the nation.
Pecora Chemical Corporation of Texas expands its presence with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Garland, Texas. This facility quickly became a success, supplying a wide range of products to customers worldwide and consistently increasing production capabilities and sales volumes.
Pecora Chemical Corporation, under the leadership of President Laurance E. Bowen, recognized the need for a distinct corporate identity as their research facilities expanded, leading to accelerated developments in chemically formulated products for the construction industry. This shift came with a new management philosophy and improved procedures in various departments. Additionally, the company opened a sales and warehouse facility in Atlanta, Georgia, with Alfred J. Guthrie serving as the Southern Regional Sales Manager, having been part of the company since 1951.
Pecora’s corporate objective has always been to provide quality products at a reasonable price. Products have found application in prestigious landmarks like The White House, Empire State Building, Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, United Nations Building, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and many others. The management team’s mantra focuses on constant improvement in service, delivery time reduction, distribution, market forecast, and on-the-job technical support to outperform competitors.
Announcement of new expansion into Lower Salford, current location: 165 Wambold Road, Harleysville, PA 19438
Pecora Chemical Corporation, led by Laurance Bowen, Jr., represents the fourth generation of the founding family.
In early August, Pecora Chemical Corporation commenced construction on its new $1 million headquarters. At this time, they offered 113 sealants, caulking and glazing compounds, and building adhesives. Additionally, an article in Glass Digest highlights the company’s presence with headquarters and expansions in Texas, Atlanta, and overseas.
Pecora relocates to its new manufacturing facility at 165 Wambold Road in Harleysville, PA 19438.
The introduction of silicone sealant to the product line established it as the flagship product.
Introduction of a line of silicone sealants for the window and door fenestration market.
Introduces the industry’s first field tintable silicone sealant, 890FTS.
Introduction of new OEM solutions, including Thermal Barrier Silicones and silicone narrow joint sealer. Also, launched the industry’s first and only complete line of non-staining technology silicone sealants.
Expands operations by adding a new finished goods warehouse in Hatfield, PA, and relocates its customer service department to this facility.
Constructs a cutting-edge laboratory for Technical Service within the Harleysville facility. Expansion of the Field Tintable Silicone line to include 890FTS-TXTR.
Acquisition of Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing deck coating line.
Introduction of XL Perm – an air, vapor, and water barrier protection system.
Pecora launches the Calculator App of popular sealants and coatings calculator to assist customers with purchasing the right about material for their project.
Release of industry’s first non-permeable STPU air, vapor, and water barrier protection system hits the market.
Unveiling of HB1000 Polyurethane Traffic Membrane.
Release of SilcoPrime.
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Pecora works closely with the construction industry’s top associations to ensure our products surpass our customer’s needs and exceed industry standards. It is our goal to provide our customers with comprehensive solutions – not just products. Pecora’s experienced technical services representatives and sales representatives are available to answer your questions concerning sealant selection, requirements and recommendations on a per job basis. We also offer complete technical support.
“We are committed to respecting human rights and ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, in line with our core values.”