Managers and employees past and present of Superior Boiler Works, Inc., celebrated the manufacturer's 100th year of continuous operations with a special all-employee dinner at The Town Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
During the event, now-retired former employees and current or former military personnel were recognized, and current employee service awards were presented. Kendall Gammon from the Chiefs Radio Network was the special speaker to end the event. Gammon spent 15 years in the NFL and is in his 10th year as a member of the Chiefs Radio Network broadcast team.
“Statistics show that only one out of every 100 businesses make it to 100 years,” said Superior Boiler Works CEO Doug Wright. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for both the current and prior employees of this great company. The two main, constant objectives through the years – or century, I should say – can be traced to always listening to what customers are asking for and being focused on delivering the highest-quality product possible. That’s what Superior Boiler Works is known for throughout the boiler industry.”
Service awards were presented to:
- 30 Years – David Brown, J.D. Haas and Danny Lane
- 25 Years – Alan Reusser
- 20 Years – Mokhtar Matallah
- 15 Years – Eric Canning and James Pankratz
- 10 Years – Ronald Cutter and Mick Jones
- 5 Years – Trent Thurston
Superior Boiler Works originally began as Superior Welding and was founded by Hugh Gass. The business started in a building on Washington Street between A and B Streets. Today the business is located at 3524 E. 4th Ave., with operations on both sides of 4th Avenue and total manufacturing space of 225,000 sq. ft.