HISTORY

United Metal Products® was founded by Steve and Peter Kinkel. The Kinkels come from a long family line of cooling industry professionals. Their grandfather, John Goettl, pioneered the early commercial development of evaporative cooling in the 1930s. What began as a start-up company in 1978 has turned into the industry leader for providing innovative and energy efficient cooling solutions through evaporative cooling technologies.

  • 1926

    LEFT | UMP traces its pioneering lineage to Goettl Brothers in Mansfield, OH.
    RIGHT | John Goettl, Steve & Peter Kinkel’s grandfather, working at a sheet metal factory in Ohio.
  • 1953

    LEFT | After the move to Phoenix, Goettl Manufacturing Company rapidly expands. Steve & Peter’s father, Allen Kinkel works as a plant foreman. RIGHT | Bill Goettl with John Goettl, Steve and Peter's grandfather and beloved mentor.
  • 1978

    LEFT | United Metal Products was founded in 1978. Above is a photograph of the first facility. RIGHT | Early manufacturing of HVAC components
  • 1984

    LEFT | In 1984 United Metal Products purchased and moved to a bigger facility centrally located to the Phoenix Airport. RIGHT | The above photo shows a snapshot inside the manufacturing facility from 1984.
  • 1994

    LEFT | In 1994 United Metal Products moved the base of their operations to the E-1 facility in Tempe, AZ. RIGHT | One of many large units produced in the 90’s leaving the plant.
  • 2014

    LEFT | United Metal Products’ remarkable growth leads to another expansion and the addition of the B-1 facility. RIGHT | United Metal Products officially rebrands as UMP, in line with a long-standing marketplace recognition.
  • 1926

    TOP | UMP traces its pioneering lineage to Goettl Brothers in Mansfield, OH. BOTTOM | John Goettl, Steve & Peter Kinkel’s grandfather, working at a sheet metal factory in Ohio.
  • 1953

    TOP | After the move to Phoenix, Goettl Manufacturing Company rapidly expands. Steve & Peter’s father, Allen Kinkel works as a plant foreman. BOTTOM | Bill Goettl with John Goettl, Steve and Peter's grandfather and beloved mentor.
  • 1978

    TOP | United Metal Products was founded in 1978. Above is a photograph of the first facility. BOTTOM | Early manufacturing of HVAC components
  • 1984

    TOP | In 1984 United Metal Products purchased and moved to a bigger facility centrally located to the Phoenix Airport. BOTTOM | The above photo shows a snapshot inside the manufacturing facility from 1984.
  • 1994

    TOP | In 1994 United Metal Products moved the base of their operations to the E-1 facility in Tempe, AZ. BOTTOM | One of many large units produced in the 90’s leaving the plant
  • 2014

    TOP| United Metal Products’ remarkable growth leads to another expansion and the addition of the B-1 facility. BOTTOM | United Metal Products officially rebrands as UMP, in line with a long-standing marketplace recognition.