In 2002, TECT was founded by Refaat (Ray) Kammel in Indiana to commercialize product lines for the control of particulate matter and NOx from diesel engines.
In 2004, TECT’s first-generation product for particulate control only was installed on transit buses in Traverse City, Michigan. These units are still operating successfully today.
In October 2008, TECT finalized its application for verification and its second-generation product was listed as an “Emerging Technology” with the EPA. As a result, TECT received $2.7M from the EPA for the retrofit of 57 trucks in Texas and Indiana beginning in the Fall of 2009. All retrofit kits have capabilities for PM and NOx reduction.
In 2009, TECT received a $2M grant from Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s (IEDC) 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, and moved its facilities from Michigan to Fortville and Anderson, Indiana.