BBC Black Body

BBC Black Body

Black Body Corporation was founded by Harold D. Wells in 1967. Harold Wells created and patented the basic electric infra-red emitter and heater that is still in a variety of applications today. The Black Body® trade name, which is still used today, was chosen because in physics the term “blackbody” is a theoretical model of a perfect emitter and absorber of heat. The concept of striving towards perfection appealed to Harold and still guides the company today to be the best in the world.

The company was purchased by Pet Incorporated in 1978 and then by Hussmann Corporation in 1985. An investor group led by Ronald G. Vinyard purchased the business in 1987 and re-named the company BBC Industries, Inc.

The company designs and markets equipment using infra-red technology for the graphics arts, packaging, food processing, and process heat industries. The company uses the trade names, Black Body®, Black Flash®, DualForce®, Bell Five®, Little Buddy™, Partner™, ThermaZone®, and Digi-Dri™.