Since 1961, Southern Heat Exchanger Corporation (SHECO) has been manufacturing shell and tube heat exchangers.

With two fabrication facilities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a manufacture and services division in Houston, Texas, SHECO is one of the largest manufacturers in the industry and experts in heat exchangers.  The 2016 acquisition of World Wide Exchangers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, added further heat exchanger fabrication capacity.

We’ve spent more than 50 years developing our technology and design capabilities to enable us to solve your heat transfer problems.

Most of that happens at our two plants in Tuscaloosa. Plant One is a full-service heat exchanger design and manufacturing facility, with several Quickmill milling machines and G&L milling machines. We have 105 skilled staff who work directly on the floor, as well as another 30 support, administrative and engineering staff.

At Plant Two, located about a mile (1.6km) down the road from Plant One, we have 10 people on the floor at any given time working on OCAP and shell and tube heat exchangers. Six support and administrative people are also based at this plant, so no matter where your heat exchanger is being manufactured, someone will be there to track its progress for you.

If your heat exchanger needs repairs or maintenance, our service division Southern Heat Exchanger Services, Inc. can take care of it on-site or in one of our plants. All our custom shell and tube type heat exchangers are manufactured in accordance with ASME Code ASME Section VIII Division I.

There is nothing about heat exchangers we don’t know or can’t do. So contact us now – ask us for a quote on your next heat exchanger.

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Certifications and Memberships

We are certified to use ASME Code Stamp “U”.

We are certified to use the National Board “R” stamp for the repair and/or alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure-retaining items.

We hold a People’s Republic of China Manufacture License of Special Equipment (Pressure Vessels).

Members of the Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association, Inc. (TEMA) and Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI)