Superior Boiler Works, Inc., Celebrates 100-Year Milestone with All-Employee Dinner, Service Awards and Special Speaker
Started in Hutchinson in 1917, Superior is among only 1 percent of companies that reach the 100-year mark as continuously operating businesses.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Nov. 13, 2017) – Superior Boiler Works, Inc., celebrated its 100 th 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.
“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.”
Those who received service awards are:
- 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 4 th Avenue and total manufacturing space of 225,000 sq. ft.
The company was honored to have Gammon give a motivational speech to wrap up the evening’s festivities. Gammon is a devoted father of two boys, Blaise, 20, and Drake, 18. A native of Rose Hill, Kansas, Gammon attended Division II Pittsburg State University. He was a captain for the 1991 Division II National Champion Gorillas and was voted most inspirational by his teammates during his senior year. Gammon spent 15 years in the NFL and is in his 10th year as a member of the Chiefs Radio Network broadcast team, where he does color commentary alongside “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus. He has played in both a Pro Bowl (2005) and a Super Bowl (1995).
About Superior Holding, Inc.
Superior Holding is the parent company of Hutchinson, Kansas-based Superior Boiler Works, provider of engineered energy solutions and a leader in clean air emissions technology. Superior manufactures Scotch Marine and vertical firetube boilers for process steam, hot water and waste heat recovery with an emphasis on high quality and high efficiency. In addition to boilers, the company manufactures a full complement of boiler room equipment items. In business since 1917, the company has shipped more than 20,000 boilers throughout the United States and worldwide, and its commitment to unparalleled quality has produced the most dependable boilers available. Superior Boiler Works also provides parts and 24-hour service. The company employs approximately 95 people. On Sept. 15, 2016, the company acquired Richmond, Virginia-based English Boiler, LLC, a leading industrial watertube boiler and HRSG manufacturer serving markets worldwide. The company also custom engineers modular, watertube boiler rooms for specific applications. In 2014, Superior Holding opened Oklahoma Boiler Equipment, a sales support office based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and acquired Triad Boiler Systems, Inc.
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