Quality Engineering Services Backed with Integrity


STRATCO Acquires Covenant Engineering Services, LLC

STRATCO is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Covenant Engineering Services, LLC (CES) as of 4/28! With the acquisition of CES, STRATCO has accelerated our plans to expand our support capabilities into Lube Oil blending processes, manufacturing support, equipment design, and related industries.

Covenant Engineering Services was established in 1995 with the primary purpose of providing quality process engineering services to the lubricating grease manufacturing industry. The main focus was to help the industry advance in manufacturing techniques through the application of sound process engineering principles and the incorporation of modern technical resources with the ultimate goal of helping clients produce the best and most consistent products economically. Their mission was to provide clients with quality engineering backed with integrity. The company’s name stems from the word “covenant” because covenant is another word for “promise” and is used 280 times in the Bible. Just as God expressed his promise to his followers, the firm promised to keep their commitments to their clients.

When asked during the acquisition on the hopes for future goals moving forward, the current CEO of CES, Richard Burkhalter, stated, “To continue to be a Christian witness in the marketplace and provide excellent process engineering support to the lubricating grease industry.”

“The management team at STRATCO has known and respected Richard and Margaret Burkhalter for years. We believe that the reputation that Covenant has built through the years within the lubricating grease industry is pivotal in giving our customers a better overall product from early conceptual design through commissioning,” said Diane Graham, CEO of STRATCO, Inc.

In addition, STRATCO’s VP of Engineering, John Kay, stated, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Richard on a number of international and domestic projects over the last 20 years and I look forward to the additional manufacturing and operational insights that CES will provide to our customer base.”

For more information about STRATCO or to contact us in response to the announcement please visit our website at www.stratcoinc.com for more details.

Celebrating 20 Years Business

Covenant Engineering Services, LLC is celebrating 20 years of being in business. CES was incorporated as a business in the state of Indiana in 1995 and reincorporated in the state of Missouri in 2013. The main purpose of CES has been to provide innovative engineering solutions to our client’s process and operations problems to improve their operating efficiency in a safe and environmentally sound manner. The mission of CES has been to be a primary resource for process engineering support to the chemical and related industries by providing quality engineering services backed with integrity. We want to thank all our clients we have served over the past 20 years for putting their confidence in the staff of CES.

- Richard and Margaret Burkhalter

CES President Recognized for His Teaching Contribution

Dick Burkhalter, President of CES, was recognized for his teaching contribution to the NLGI Grease Education Courses. The award was presented at the NLGI (National Lubricating Grease Institute) annual meeting on June 7, 2015. The award was sponsored by Shell Lubricants.

Proud Contributor to the Missouri State Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On May 18, 2015, the official Missouri State Vietnam Veterans memorial was dedicated at the College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. CES was a proud contributor to the memorial. Dick Burkhalter, President of CES, is a US Army Retired Colonel and served during the Vietnam era.

We Moved!

CES moved to Branson, Missouri in March of 2013 from Northwest Indiana. We established our new office and excellent resources to support clients throughout the world. The area is beautiful and has much milder winters. All are welcome to visit us in beautiful Branson, located in the heart of the Ozarks.