Avkem Expands Refractory Product Line with Acquisition

Lenoir City, TN (August 22, 2017) – Avkem International, LLC, a leading supplier to the non-ferrous metals market, announced that they have completed the acquisition of E-Jay Thermo Products, a refractory company specialized in thermocouples, protection tubes, and laminate refractory ladles, to enhance its molten metal handling product line. The purchase of E-Jay Thermo Products […]

Avkem Executive Appointments Announced

Avkem executive appointments have been made to strategically position the company for future growth. Laurence Secrest has been promoted to President of Avkem and will now have responsibility for oversight of Avkem’s global sales and marketing operations.  Mr. Secrest stated “I am enthusiastic about this role, and very excited about working with our sales team and […]

Avkem Increases Commitment to Mexico

Avkem is excited to announce a larger facility as we continue to support our strong growth in Mexico.  This new facility will more than double our manufacturing footprint, allowing improved logistics and manufacturing for cover flux, specialty flux production, and some refractory product line production.  It will also increase warehousing space to support continued growth […]

Avkem International Announces Recapitalization of Basic Resources, in Partnership with Deer Creek Holdings

Basic Resources, Inc. is now Avkem International. The new company is the result of a recapitalization transaction with Deer Creek Holdings, a private equity firm. This will allow non-active shareholders to generate liquidity for their personal estates and creates a strong foundation for continued growth and development of the company. David Youngblood, and Chief Operating […]

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