About Us

Experts in Outsourcing Programs, Precision Turnkey Manufacturing Services, and JIT Deliveries

Ascension Industries was founded in 1956 by John Kopczynski, Sr. as St. Mary Manufacturing Corp. to provide high quality machining, tooling, automation systems and related manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers and other users of precision metalworking capabilities.

In 1975, Mr. Kopczynski founded Ascension Sheet Metal Fabrication, Inc. adjacent to St. Mary, as his sons John Jr. (Jack) and Mike, became active in the business. Ascension added complementary capabilities to broaden the spectrum of services that the combined companies offered to OEM's and users of machinery and fabrication products.

Over the years, both Kopczynski family firms prospered and grew; becoming a well recognized manufacturing resource, not only in Western New York, but also throughout the Northeastern United States and nearby Ontario. In addition to component parts and sub-assemblies, Ascension and St. Mary built complete systems, as more industries turned to outsourcing and just-in-time deliveries. To build on this, in 2001, the corporations merged to become Ascension Industries, Inc. This streamlined the organization's processes and allowed for the total integration of staffing, equipment, manufacturing, accounting, engineering, quality assurance, project management and sales efforts. This enhanced our ability to provide turnkey solutions for OEM customers, as well as maintaining the broad band of metal working capabilities.

Seeing the opportunity to expand its horizons, in 2003, Ascension acquired the former Filtration and Separation Dynamics (FSD) of Angola, NY. This gave Ascension all of the drawings, intellectual properties, and even some of the former employees of the company. Since then we have created a network of sales representatives across the country and internationally to assist you in your filtration and separation needs. We are the only manufacturer of genuine FSD, Durco/Duriron, AquaCare, and Enzinger brand equipment and replacement parts.

At Ascension Industries, the only limit is your imagination.

Ascension Industries occupies 140,000 square feet of manufacturing space with compatible overhead traveling cranes (up to 50-ton capacity) that make nothing too big, or too small, to be produced at our facility at 1254 Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda. Our customers include many satisfied Fortune 500 companies in the metal-working, aerospace, automotive, defense, turbo compressor, process equipment and automation industries, as well as many smaller firms.

From the very beginning, our companies have maintained capabilities geared toward providing for our customers "outsourcing" needs with our precision "Turnkey Manufacturing" services. Our goal is to work with our customers from "idea to installation" by providing up front complementary technical assistance, supply of all materials, tooling, fabrication, machining, assembly, inspection and testing to their requirements.

Perhaps of even more importance is our ability to understand your needs, and not only the strong desire to service them but to become a cost-effective integral part of your growth. We at Ascension Industries are looking for continuity in long-term, mutually profitable relationships.

For dependable quotations on any type of outsource manufacturing, fax, phone or email us anytime.
We're building on our reputation, since 1956, based on skills and innovation.