Shick USA Receives 2014 Fast Track Award for Company Growth
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Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 21, 2014) – Shick USA, a Kansas City ingredient automation company, received a 2014 Fast Track Award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 20 in St. Louis. The Chamber’s Fast Track Awards recognize companies for their dramatic growth in a four-year period. Shick has experienced nearly 80 percent growth with the company’s continually improving technology and ability to handle complex projects.
With some of the first patented designs for pneumatic conveying equipment, Shick’s technology has revolutionized food production by allowing companies to automate their production systems, reduce contamination and enhance efficiency and output.
“Passionate people and successful project execution are key to Shick’s formula for success,” said Tim Cook, president. “It’s about making sure that our customers know they can put the project in our hands, and we’ll execute it from start to finish with the utmost attention to detail,” Cook said.
To propel company growth, Cook and Shick CEO Joe Ungashick have set aggressive company growth goals. Priorities include expanding Shick’s reach within the food and beverage industry, as well as enhancing its component and international sales.To drive Shick’s strategic growth plan, the company’s leadership has created programs to engage employees and foster responsibility for company success. Employees set measurable goals and are rewarded upon meeting those expectations.
“Whether you are a sales person, a manufacturing operator, an engineer or a director, you have milestones every year that feed right back up into our corporate vision,” Cook said. “This gives employees a sense of ownership, participation and responsibility.”
Shick is one of two Kansas City-based companies to receive the award. This is the company’s first Fast Track recognition. The Missouri Business Magazine will feature all seven Fast Track Award winners in its January 2015 issue.
Shick is an industry leader in ingredient automation with corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. For nearly 60 years, Shick has provided solutions to companies in the baking, food, beverage and confectionery industries, among many others. Shick designs, manufactures, installs and services large or small ingredient automation systems for customers in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit www.shickusa.com.