Slot Drain® was invented and patented by Glen Kehler in 1986. During a long 30 year career as a concrete construction professional Glen knew there had to be a more efficient industrial drainage system that didn’t require a 4-sloped floor.
The 4 slope plan creates an uneven surface leaving production employees to contend with continual changes in floor elevations for the life of the building. Also, the maintenance teams must deal with heavy grates that are prone to rust, wear and tear and eventual expensive replacement.
In 1986 at the height of his career he turned his attention to the creation of Slot Drain® Systems, a pre-sloped, prefabricated drainage solution.
Slot Drain® Systems solved the issue of expensive installations, future workers health and maintenance wear and tear. Slot Drain® Systems was the world’s first slotted trench drain solution allowing for the same drainage performance to be upheld without the hassles of a grated trench.
Fast forward to today looking back over the past 3 decades Slot Drain® Systems has been specified by architects and engineers throughout North America, and can be found equally in farms, warehouses, FDA regulated manufacturing facilities, residences, pool sides, slaughterhouses, zoos, aquariums, car washes, automotive facilities.
In 2013 nearing his 80th birthday Specialloy Industries, the contract manufacturer for Slot Drain®, acquired the company. Honouring Glen’s hard work, Specialloy is intent on bringing Glen’s original drain design to even greater heights creating many new slotted products for new drainage market segments.
Slot Drain®’s team of professionals are proud to assist you with any drainage project.