Gencor Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the "Company," "Gencor," "we," "us" or "our") is a leading manufacturer of heavy machinery used in the production of highway construction materials and environmental control equipment. The Company's products are manufactured in two facilities in the United States. The Company's products are sold through a combination of Company sales representatives and independent dealers and agents located throughout the world.
The Company designs, manufactures and sells machinery and related equipment used primarily for the production of asphalt and highway construction materials. The Company's principal core products include asphalt plants, combustion systems and fluid heat transfer systems. The Company believes that its technical and design capabilities and environmentally friendly process technology have enabled it to become a leading producer of hot mix asphalt plants and related components in North America. The Company believes it has the largest installed base of asphalt plants in the United States.
Because the Company's products are sold primarily to companies in the highway construction industry, its business has historically been seasonal. Traditionally, the Company's customers do not purchase new equipment during the summer and fall months to avoid disrupting their peak season for highway construction and repair work. The majority of orders for the Company's asphalt plants are typically received between October and February, with a significant volume of shipments occurring prior to June. The principal factors driving demand for the Company's products are the level of federal and state funding for domestic highway construction and repair, the replacement of existing plants, and a trend towards efficient, larger plants.