Building Automation: KMC Controls

Building Automation: KMC Controls

Champion Mechanical & Automation is an integrator, systems designer, and solutions provider of KMC Building Automation for clients within Alabama and across North America.

KMC Controls was founded in 1969 by Ken Kreuter as a Kreuter Manufacturing Company. We started humbly by engineering and manufacturing damper actuators, pneumatic-electric switches, and logic relays through private-label contracts with OEM partners. Gradually, the KMC product line grew to include variable air volume controllers and actuators. By 1989, we had expanded into our 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Paris, Indiana.

In 1996, we became a global distributor. Sales growth in international markets brought about an exciting new era of expansion and product development.

We were proud to earn ISO 9001 certification in 1997, which we've since upgraded to ISO 9001:2015, and we released our esteemed line of BACnet® open-protocol controllers in 2004.

Today, KMC continues to market innovative and intuitive solutions developed by responsive and supportive people. With a focus on quality and a dedication to open platform systems and support, we are well-positioned to capitalize upon technological advancement to drive growth in new markets.

Champion/KMC partial list of projects

UPS Healthcare


UPS requires building automation and monitoring for critical medical items such as vaccine storage using low-temperature refrigeration equipment at multiple facilities across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Champion Mechanical & Automation design integrates, builds, and programs these systems out of our Alabama location.


November 2020 to present

Champion Mechanical & Automationis a national vendor for Chick-Fil-A and is responsible for transitioning many of their buildings from traditional thermostats & switched control to automated control and monitoring for HVAC, Refrigeration, & Lighting at new locations in the U.S. & Puerto Rico.


April 2022

UNFI Food distribution facilities require constant environmental control and additional building automation based on the large size of the facility in Anniston, AL. Included in UNFI automation the design was continuous monitoring and control of twin 350-ton chillers, variable speed pumps, and multiple air handlers conditioning 207,400 square feet of floor space.