Flexco celebrated reaching 110 years in business with worldwide special surprises, giveaways, site luncheons, and days where employees were encouraged to wear Flexco gear.
When the company opened on 27 March, 1907, it was founded as Flexible Steel Lacing Company and located in a small Chicago workshop. It has since grown to provide solutions globally for improving belt conveyor productivity.
Today, Flexco’s headquarters are located in Downers Grove, Ilinois. The company owns two additional locations in North America in Woodridge and Grand Rapids. Flexco also operates subsidiaries in Australia, Chile, China, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa, marketing its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors.
Flexco’s president and chief executive officer (CEO) Richard A. White said: "We’re delighted to be commemorating this milestone anniversary with a week-long celebration involving all Flexco employees worldwide.
"Although we are all extremely proud of our long tenure in the industry, we are especially thankful for the enduring support and loyalty provided by our customers, the real contributors to our long history of growth and success."
Flexco’s vision and underlying values are built on many of the same operating principles put in place by company founders George E. Purple, Albert B. Beach, and Phillip S. Rinaldo when they opened their workshop 110 years ago. The Flexco vision is to become the leader in maximising belt conveyor productivity for its customers worldwide through superior service and innovation. Company values include great people, integrity, collaboration, innovation, achievement, and commitment to customers.
Winner of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation in 2015 and 2016, Flexco focuses on six major aspects of an employee’s life: family, communications, wellness, improving processes, safety, and learning.
The company provides belt conveyors with efficient and safe products, services, and solutions for splicing, belt cleaning, belt tracking, spillage, and slippage.