The Burns & McDonnell brand has grown in particular areas that benefit our clients. Our service offerings include a range of project delivery models that address each project’s unique needs and support each client’s path to success. We're pleased to offer direct hire construction and fabrication services through our union subsidiary, AZCO Inc. We’re also able to offer these services through our open-shop subsidiary, Ref-Chem. These acquisitions demonstrate one more way we're fulfilling our mission: Make Our Clients Successful.
1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. It innovates today to fuel clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, 1898 & Co. draws on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as its specialists envision and enable the future for their clients.
AZCO is one of the nation’s premier industrial contractors. Its industry-leading construction and pipe fabrication capabilities are a perfect fit into the multibillion-dollar Burns & McDonnell construction arm. Before the companies joined forces in 2016, they were partners on multiple engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects. AZCO incorporates self-performing union craftsmen to operate a state-of-the-art fabrication center that produces carbon steel, stainless, chrome-moly, and exotic alloy pipe and metal fabrication.
Ref-Chem is a premier heavy industrial services contractor, specializing in projects for the petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas, air separation, minerals processing, power, cement, and manufacturing sectors. Before joining the Burns & McDonnell team in 2018, Ref-Chem was our partner on highly successful projects spanning two decades. The shared commitment to safety and customer service is an intrinsic factor in how our operations mesh perfectly to enhance the top-tier EPC contracting services we offer.