TRY TEK Machine Works, Inc.
TRY TEK Machine Works, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of quality equipment for the Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation Industry. We manufacture cutters that are used for reinstating laterals in relined pipe as small as 3` (80mm) and up to 15` (380mm) pipe. We also manufacture CIPP liner inversion units for liner from 6` (150mm) to 18` (450mm). Our air routers are not only used on our equipment, but can also be used with competing equipment. TRY TEK equipment is in use around the world in the sanitary sewer, storm, water and natural gas pipe rehabilitation industry. TRY TEK uses a sophisticated manufacturing and inventory management system to ensure that your orders are processed quickly and correctly. Close attention to detail from quote to shipment allows TRY TEK to provide you with the prompt service you need.
TRY TEK Machine Works, Inc. was started in 1985 by Tom Yingling and Ed Kilburn after they successfully designed and prototyped the first 6” Robotic Lateral Tap Cutter used for reinstating laterals in relined pipe. The name of the company was derived from the initials of the founders:TRY for Thomas R. Yingling and TEK for Thomas Edward Kilburn.
Initially they operated in a garage as a part time company with limited machining equipment. In 1987 TRY TEK went into fulltime operation selling cutters, as well as producing parts and equipment for local companies. A 6,000 sq. ft. facility was purchased at 209-1/2 High St. Hanover, PA in 1987.
In 1989, TRY TEK was sold to Insituform East, Inc. of Landover, MD. Both Tom and Ed continued to manage the business which remained in Hanover. Under new ownership the company continued to grow primarily by making equipment for the pipe rehabilitation industry. Several years later Ed left TRY TEK, while Tom continued to manage the company.
TRY TEK continued improving and producing 6” - 15' cutters, along with water inversion units for the Insituform companies throughout the 1990’s. In 2000 the company started selling cutters to other pipe rehabilitation contractors. We continue to sell cutters and are once again selling water inversion units. We are also working on designing some exciting new products to be introduced in the near future.
TRY TEK was sold in 2006 to a York County, Pennsylvania company, Coupling Corporation of America, Inc. TRY TEK relocated the business 20 miles east, to Jacobus in 2006. We now share the 65,000 square feet of space with our new parent company.
TRY TEK uses a sophisticated manufacturing and inventory management system to ensure that your orders are processed quickly and correctly. Close attention to detail from quote to shipment allows TRY TEK to provide you with the service you need.
We are located in a 65,000 square foot facility in York County, Pennsylvania, USA just an hour north of Baltimore, Maryland.