CENTEK INDUSTRIES, INC.
116 Plantation Oak Dr. PO Box 3028
Thomasville, GA, United States
Centek Industries began in 1962 in Boca Raton, Florida as a small manufacturer of fiberglass marine mufflers. The original company name of Vernay Plastics was changed to Vernay Products in 1964.
During this early period, Vernay developed the Vernatone which established an outstanding reputation for Vernay Products in the marine industry and which continues to be in demand by many boat builders. Vernay soon began supplying exhaust mufflers to several prestigious OEM?s and to distributors who supplied the re-fit and marine aftermarket. In 1967, Vernay Products introduced Vernatube ?wet? exhaust tubing which has been UL listed continuously for over thirty years.
Continued growth and innovation produced another landmark product, the Super Vernatone. Vernay patented the Super Vernatone in 1974. The company also introduced the filament winding process for the manufacture of Vernatube about this same time. Product quality and the expanding array of products attracted worldwide attention.
The following year, Vernay introduced the Vernalift muffler for use with generators and small auxiliary sailboat engines. Sea Ray Boats and Vernay Products cooperated to modify this design for more powerful main propulsion engines. The Vernalift has many applications and is used on marine engines with ratings up to 2,000 hp.
In cooperation with Correct Craft, Centek developed and patented the Invertaflo muffler. The immediate success of this product in Ski Nautique competition ski boats drew industry attention to both Correct Craft and Centek.
Growth in both domestic and international sales required larger facilities. All operations were moved to a new 48,000 square foot plant in Thomasville, GA in 1988. In January 1994, Centek Industries, Inc purchased Vernay Products. The plant later expanded to 80,000 square feet to keep up with increasing sales and additional product lines.
From very modest beginnings, Centek has grown to be the world?s leading manufacturer of fiberglass wet marine exhaust mufflers and systems. Centek holds several patents for fiberglass marine exhaust systems and holds trademarks on seven industry standard products. Centek continues to innovate through the design of new products and through the materials and manufacturing processes used to produce the finest, most durable fiberglass marine exhaust products in the world market. Centek works constantly with marine associations, boat builders, and boaters around the world to reduce exhaust noise and pollutants, while maintaining superior quality and customer service
Categories: Exhaust Systems