CAMCORP, a leader in dust collection and bulk material handling equipment, became a member of the Scheuch Group in 2016. CAMCORP is a veteran to the air pollution control and pneumatic conveying equipment industry. Those who know Frank may even refer to him as THE expert with nearly 60 years of experience. CAMCORP and its sister company, Schust, a turnkey dust collection system provider, operate under the Scheuch North America division.
The Scheuch Group with subsidiaries all around the world and headquarters in Aurolzmünster, Upper Austria, is known to be one of the leading global players in the area of air and environmental technology. For more than 50 years, Scheuch has been providing innovative air pollution control and environmental technology such as extraction, dedusting, conveying, and flue gas purification for industrial applications to regions such as Europe, Asia, and South America. In doing so Scheuch focuses on extensive research and development in order to further extend its technological leadership position.
Frank Handwork is a veteran to the air pollution control and pneumatic conveying equipment industry. Those who know Frank may even refer to him as THE expert with nearly 60 years of experience. There would be no CAMCORP history without him.
Frank started at Mikropul in 1962 as a print boy, an important job of the time and what now could be considered a lost art. He ran the ammonia rolls that turned engineering drawings into prints to give to customers. As he got older, he became a draftsman and worked his way up in the Mikropul organization serving in various engineering and customer support management roles. Because of his success selling air pollution control (APC) and pneumatic conveying equipment and systems, Frank was selected to go and start the Canada location for Mikropul. From there he managed what was the $25M MikroPulseTM product line.
In the early 1970’s, Frank was talking to a friend about what to do next and they thought, “we can build this stuff.” Frank moved down to Houston, Texas and together they started Fabric Filters Corporation. By 1980, they sold Fabric Filters Corporation and Frank was back in Kansas City as the National Manager of Air Pollution Control at MAC Equipment.
Nearly a decade later, after serving in sales and engineering management, Frank saw that there were customers that had unique processing problems that standard air pollution control equipment could not solve. He wanted to be able to provide equipment that was designed per their application and requirements. In late 1993, Frank started CAMCO (Clean Air Management Company), a company that would later be re-named CAMCORP, that provided flexible designs to a variety of specialized powder bulk applications.
Today, Frank is still designing air pollution control and pneumatic conveying solutions for CAMCORP key accounts. Many of which date back to the beginning of CAMCORP. He still maintains “The Book” that proudly contains every project purchase order that CAMCORP receives.