The one constant in business is change. Adaptability. UVSYSCO was launched to serve the changing needs of engineers, municipalities, our technical manufacturer's representatives and our environment.
UVSYSCO is a new brand name for the growing UV market and for a new generation of engineers and operators. Run by CEO, Beth Donnellan, the company provides UV disinfection products, support and communications for a more connected world. This next phase we will connect machines to machines and link people to valuable resources, services and opportunities through the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless applications.
We represent the culmination of 100 years of manufacturing metal equipment and 55 years of UV light experience. We have combined our experiences from our legacy brands: Ultra Dynamics Corp., Glasco Equipment Co., Sunlight Systems and Germicidal Systems to bring you a new resource.
2020 and Covid introduced a new phase in American manufacturing history. A time where engineers, owners and technical sales partners need access to information so in order to create environmental solutions. No longer is a "one size fits all" solution appropriate.
We have learned that making things in America is still important and are dedicated to our Manufacturer's Representatives and their unrelenting support of their engineers and installations.
Original UV disinfection systems for water from 1960s. Glasco Equipment Company.
In 1999, Adam introduced the Sunlight Systems UV brand and became a third-generation manufacturing entrepreneur. His grandfather, Walter, and Father Jim had run some of the earliest UV manufacturing companies, including Glasco Equipment Co. and Ultra Dynamics Corporation.
After graduating Columbia University, he worked with Occidental Chemical on issues relating to the Love Canal hazardous waste Superfund site. This experience led to similar consulting work for Monsanto, Ford, American Tobacco, Caterpillar, P&G, ExxonMobil and other Fortune 500 cos.
Sunlight’s first systems were for a variety of applications, but municipal wastewater and water was the goal. In 2003, he installed the industry’s first Vertical Amalgam system in Erie Colorado. The product was inspired by his industry mentor, Hal Goble, his first representative.
Hal became an AWWA member in 1955 and was involved with the Rocky Mountain Section and in 1974 received one of AWWA’s highest honors, a Fuller Award. Adam and Hal spent these initial years driving the vast Rocky territories, visiting engineers and this is where he learned his greatest lessons.
Hal and Jim Donnellan (Glasco UV, Ultra Dynamics, Glasco & SUN) encouraged him to change the market from a horizontal orientation to a better vertical orientation. Both explained that the orientation was superior for service and operation.
The original founders were metal industrialists, accountants and engineers, but Jim Donnellan brought operational and electrical trouble shooting sensibilities from his military experience to their products.
As hoped, the market exploded with the introduction of “amalgam” UV lamps. In 2004, Inc. Magazine ranked Sunlight Systems one of the USA’s fastest growing manufacturing companies.
The rapid growth and need for infrastructure inspired Sunlight Systems to accept an offer from Siemens. This acquisition was consummated to help grow the business, invest in the required validations and access to international engineering expertise.
Siemens re-engineered and refined our designs, performed validations, and continued to grow the business through their international networks. When Siemens Water Technologies began to divest itself from the water segment in 2011, Adam negotiated and re-acquired the UV disinfection division. This included the warranty, service, support, engineering documentation and the validation catalog.
In 2012, Donnellan UV (Sunlight Systems and Germicidal Systems), took possession of the Siemens’ UV Division, a line of tractor trailer packed with UV components and became responsible to the installation base.
Most of the early work was to help municipalities get service and parts that had been missing. At the same time, Adam designed new wastewater systems and technologies for Donnellan UV and for his sister in law's residential company.
As with his first round, Adam looked to the advice of another mentor, Doug McCord, his long time associate, friend and Eastern PA representative. Before retiring, Doug helped Adam conceptualize and bring a Teflon style Tube reactor to market. The generic term was "non contact" and traced to the 1980s.
Today, UVSYSCO is the brand name focused on municipal and wastewater applications and supporting, engineers, representatives, and facilities.
2021 introduced the new brand, an upgraded FEP non-contact product line and a complete focus on the project team members: engineers, representatives, owners, operator, contractors, and outside vendors.
Jim Donnellan went to work for his father-in-law, Walter Trommler. Jim, the son of Irish Immigrants that arrived in 1929, lived on the Hudson River in Nyack, was drafted into the US Army, and then worked various technical service jobs.
He joined his father-in-law and worked in the manufacturing industry in 1965. UV products were just being introduced and their work remained focused on custom metal fabrication for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other high purity customers requiring stainless steel products.
Taking over the company in 1990, Jim grew the company, consolidated various industry brands, and entered the municipal wastewater market when it was at its infancy. To meet the challenges of a municipal marketplace, Jim sold Glasco Ultraviolet Systems and the Ultra Dynamics UV brands to Severn Trent / Capital Controls / now DeNora. This UDC brand is still available.
Jim continues to operate his own company and comes to the factory. His son and his grandson work in the industry today.
The son of an immigrant German baker that arrived in 1882, Walter came of age in New York City during the Roaring 20s.
Enrolling in the NY University's new Commerce School, Walter immersed himself in the sites and sounds of a bustling lower Manhattan. In 1932 he graduated and joined the George S. May International Company. May was a natural talent for problem-solving, developed algorithms and became an industrial efficiency expert. May is known for bringing professional golf to TV.
Ten years consulting gave him a lifetime of knowledge. His biggest project was to help The Bristol Martin Company, a vending machine manufacturer, convert the factory for the war effort.
The Gustav Glaser Company, which he walked by during his years in school, was one of the many companies operating in NY. Gustav's company had changed their focus to supporting the war.
Along with many factories, he moved the Gustav Glaser Co.out of NY to Paterson NJ in 1945. They continued to make specialty metal products for high purity food and beverage applications.
In 1965, Walter and other industrialists integrated UV lamps into a variety of products. As he was known for high purity and quality metal products, entrepreneurs came to him with their inventions.
Surface disinfection and air disinfection products came first and then, water products. His ability to make high purity stainless steel vessels and containers attracted customers that used his "pressure vessels" for their UV lamps. Seeing this as a potential product line, which is what custom metal fabricators like to use to fill in during slower times, he acquired a product from Camp Chemical, which seems to have been involved in the septic businesses.
These early businesses were called Glasco Equipment and Ultra Dynamics Corporation. Names and ownerships have transferred over the years, but today, Walter's grand son and great grandson are involved in the tradition of Gustav Glaser Machine Works and through the UV products brand name UVSYSCO.
Our Proud 100 Years (2 1/2 minutes)
Since 1920, our companies have manufactured industrial machines and equipment within 25 miles of our first factory in Manhattan.
100 years and 4 generations - American Made.
Gustav Glaser opens a factory. Metal equipment for bakers and confectioners on Greene St. NY NY.
"Designing and building equipment made of metal that will enable you to process or fabricate more expeditiously or more efficiently."
The Great Depression - Wall Street was blocks away. We adapted and New York adapted.
New markets emerged: chemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage all using high purity stainless steel equipment.
1940s - World War II and we manufactured parts for the war effort and proudly flew our "E Flag" showing support for Army and Navy.
We made fixtures for cartridge and ammunition companies as well as helped develop a device called the Mark 31, which helped aim torpedoes on the Navy's PT Boats.
Walter Trommler, a 1932 graduate of NYU' Commerce College and efficiency expert, moved, along with 5,000+ factories, out of NY City.
After WWII, we moved to Paterson NJ, a technology manufacturing hub and a center for Bendix's thriving aeronautical war business and focused on custom metal works.
NJ - Westinghouse made the UV lamp, Universal made the ballasts and we made the first machines for air and surface sterilization.
This led to our 55+ years in the UV water businesses. Today, Walter's grand daughter, grandson and great children continue his passion and live by his lessons.
Walter Trommler was a family man, an American and a dreamer.
Son in law Jim Donnellan (Glasco) and grandson Adam Trommler Donnellan (Sunlight).