Each year the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville, Kentucky honors several alumni for their accomplishments in career, community and life that highlight the storied tradition of excellence in Catholic schools in central Kentucky that began over 200 years ago. ISCO Industries CEO and Chairman, Jimmy Kirchdorfer, is proud to be part of this distinguished group. Follow this link: https://www.ceflou.org/2021Honorees to view the other honorees.
Established in 1990, the Salute is a hallmark community event in the Commonwealth, raising funds for families, parishes and schools to provide tuition assistance for families as well as grants for religious education, professional development of teachers and advancements in technology. In the fall of 2019, the Foundation and its funding partners awarded a record $6.5 million in tuition assistance to an all-time high 3,250 students across 40 Catholic elementary schools.
Foundation President Richard A. Lechleiter remarked, “We could not be more excited to celebrate our eight distinguished honorees. We are indeed grateful to our many supporters who value Catholic education and the countless benefits that it has provided to students, families and the broader community for generations.”
Major benefactors of this year’s Salute, each of whom has contributed $25,000 or more, include Fifth Third Bank of Kentucky (founding benefactor); Norton Healthcare; AirHydro Power; Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company; Brown–Forman Corporation; Caldwell Tanks; D3 Foundation; The Galt House Hotel; ISCO Industries, Inc.; LG&E and KU Foundation; SCJ Consulting Services, LLC; The Bufford Family Foundation; Joseph and Sherry Dougherty; David and Cathy Durik; the Steve and Kathy Ford Family; David and Jennie Heintzman; The Mackin Family Foundation; the John and Sarah Lechleiter Family; the Paul and Maureen Lechleiter Family; Bill and Michelle Mudd; Neil and Anne Ramsey; Brad and Charlotte Stengel; the Daniel C. Ulmer Family; Tom and Rhonda Wimsett; the Paul Varga Family; and the Richard and Janice Lechleiter Family.
About the Foundation
For over 200 years, Catholic schools have contributed significantly to the social, spiritual and economic fabric of our entire community. The Catholic Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the growth and vitality of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded over $37 million in support of Catholic education. Visit the Foundation at www.ceflou.org.
Louisville, Ky, (March 4, 2021) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company recently announced the 100 companies that made the 17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list and ISCO was amongst the winners, for the ninth time.
“I am so proud of all of our team members who helped ISCO be named a best place to work in Kentucky,” said Jimmy Kirchdorfer, CEO of ISCO Industries. “Our people are what make ISCO, ISCO. Without this team of extremely talented and passionate people, we never would have experienced the successes and be where we are today.”
Jimmy and Mark Kirchdorfer are brothers and second-generation owners of ISCO, They always follow their late father, Jim Kirchdorfer, Sr.’s, guidance, if you take care of your people, they will take care of the customers and each other. Two of ISCO’s core values are Family Atmosphere and Have Fun, which the team members all live by.
The Best Places to Work in Kentucky is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the Commonwealth’s best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback. The winner rankings will be announced at an awards dinner Thursday, June 17, 2021. The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.
Louisville, Ky. (August 13, 2020) – ISCO Industries, Inc. (ISCO), a Louisville-based high-density polyethylene
(HDPE) total piping solutions provider, announces an agreement to sell Aquatherm polypropylene piping
systems across the entire United States.
“We are excited to expand our relationship nationally with Aquatherm,” said Jimmy Kirchdorfer, ISCO
CEO. “They were the first supplier to enter the polypropylene market in North America. Through a lot of hard
work and business development they have become the clear brand leader. ISCO is well-positioned to deliver
value-added services ensuring a successful Aquatherm installation. It is an exciting time to expand our
relationship and jointly grow the Aquatherm presence across the country.
The North American arm of Aquatherm GmbH, Aquatherm established the polypropylene piping market with
hundreds of successful installations in commercial, institutional, industrial, and other applications.
Aquatherm CEO Jordan Hardy explained that bringing ISCO on as a national distributor is extremely
promising. “As a market leader in polypropylene piping systems, we always look to align with the best
partners in each market and our companies share many of the core beliefs and skillsets of being solution
providers and focusing on the needs of our customers, so it is a natural fit,” Hardy said.
ISCO has a national fusion equipment footprint, a network of fabrication facilities that can simplify
installation on-site, and a large group of experienced, qualified field fusion technicians available to assist. In
addition, ISCO has a project management team, experienced in the polypropylene market, ready and
available to help anywhere in North America. As the companies join forces, ISCO is excited to continue to
provide total piping solutions to our customers.
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Louisville, Ky. (December 5, 2019) – ISCO Industries, Inc. (ISCO), a Louisville-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping solutions provider, is announcing that it has agreed to acquire M.T. Deason, based in Birmingham, Alabama. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and the parties expect to close the transaction on January 2, 2020.
M.T. Deason has been providing products and services for the gas distribution market since 1982. The company prides itself on listening and responding to the needs of their customers with innovative solutions. “I’ve known [CEO] Mike Deason for 25 years and always admired the customer-centric business and the exceptional team he has cultivated,” explains ISCO CEO Jimmy Kirchdorfer. “He has been a pioneer in electrofusion and gas pipe fittings and the company has an excellent reputation for providing quality products. I’m proud that he chose to join forces with ISCO to continue on their successful path.”
This acquisition will allow ISCO to increase its service capacity in the gas distribution market. M.T. Deason will operate as a division of ISCO Industries, providing full-service offerings of pipe, fittings, fusion equipment, and valves. “At M.T. Deason, our customers always come first. It is the same at ISCO,” says Deason. “This shared vision along with the expertise M.T. Deason offers in gas distribution, and the expertise that ISCO offers in their markets creates exciting opportunities for both sets of customers.”
As the companies join forces, ISCO is excited to welcome M.T. Deason’s team members to the family. M.T. Deason currently has locations in Birmingham, Alabama; Cedar Hill, Texas; and Fairfield, New Jersey. They will join the more than 35 ISCO locations across North America.
Industries Since 1962, ISCO Industries, a global total piping solutions provider headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has stocked and sold a wide variety of HDPE pipe and piping materials. ISCO offers custom piping fabrication to provide solutions for multiple applications such as: industrial, municipal, power, marine, nuclear, oil and gas, mining, waterworks, environmental, geothermal, golf, culvert-lining and landfill. The company also rents, services and sells McElroy fusion equipment. ISCO has more than 35 locations in North America – inventorying large stockpiles of HDPE pipe and piping products. For more information on ISCO, visit www.isco-pipe.com or call 1-800-345-ISCO. ABOUT
M.T. Deason Company has provided products and services for the gas distribution market since 1982. Our success is built on listening to the needs of our customers and responding with innovative solutions. Our goal is to have the flexibility to meet your needs by delivering quality products on time which is crucial in today’s business environment.
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Louisville, Ky. (December 7, 2018) – ISCO Industries, Inc. (ISCO) is announcing that its wholly owned subsidiary, ISCO Canada, Inc., has agreed to purchase substantially all of the assets of A.H. McElroy Sales and Service (Canada) Ltd. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and the parties expect to close the transaction on December 10, 2018. Founded in 1979, A.H. McElroy has served as the leading polyethylene pipe fusion experts in Canada, maintaining the largest inventory of parts, equipment and rental fleet throughout the country. ISCO Canada will operate under the new trade name, ISCO-A.H. McElroy.
Dozens of people lined the street. Up and down Euclid Avenue, less than a mile from Miami’s famous South Beach, crowds were forming. With camera phones at the ready, they watched a 54-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe readied and pulled underground. ISCO Industries’ sales rep Bryan Fletcher had been working for months with the contractor on the job to provide HDPE, equipment, and field technicians to make this incredible job a reality. Most onlookers had no idea what exactly they were watching, but each one of them could tell it was something remarkable. And it was. In fact, it was record-breaking.