BEC Technical History
Bruce Crain, the founder of BEC Technical Services, has a unique history leading him into the packaging industry and providing the skills to service strapping and stretch wrap equipment. As a professional musician, one of his first jobs was to install and service church organs for an Allen Organ dealer in Omaha, Nebraska. Allen Organs were some of the first types of organs to use electronics in interface with electromechanical devices. In working with them Bruce acquired the technical skills needed to repair and maintain electromechanical machinery.
During the mid-seventies, Bruce decided to relocate with his family to Northern California. His experience with Allen Organ Company products allowed him to secure a position with a dealer in Yamaha electronic organs. He later answered a newspaper advertisement looking for a technician to repair Japanese-made plastic strapping machines such as early Akebono.
In 1980 Bruce joined Weld-Loc, a Northern California company specializing in plastic strapping machine service and repairs. Fortunately for Bruce, the company decided to relocate to Southern California and Bruce was given the opportunity to lead the market with his unique technical repair services.
In 1986 Bruce Crain started BEC Technical Services with a focus on strapping machine repair. As the industry began to evolve, Bruce was able to service many types of industrial packaging machines including string tyers, stretch wrappers, shrink tunnels, and many others.
Bruce has passed on his knowledge to the next generation and BEC Technical Services continues to provide reliable service and repair within the packaging industry. They can not only service the machines of today but are also advancing with the industry so that they can repair the packaging machines of the future.