Mid-Tec Named Business Of The Year
Mid-Tec was voted business of the year by members of the McDonald County Chamber of Commerce.
Mid-Tec is a general contractor specializing in construction for the food-processing
Mid-Tec was voted business of the year by members of the McDonald County Chamber of Commerce. Mid-Tec is a general contractor specializing in construction for the food-processing industry.
Tara Rubeck, a recruiter for Mid-Tec, said, “We’re extremely honored. We’re very honored to be recognized by our community for our economic and educational service to McDonald County. The community is extremely important to us, and both the owners, Scott Walker and Dewey Pierce, are big believers in supporting the local economy. We’re also very proud that we employ just over 60 employees and the vast majority of employees are from the McDonald County area.”
Asked to what she attributes the company’s success, Rubeck said, “Our employees. Mid-Tec, hands down, would not be what we are today without our hardworking employees. On our management team, there are a combined 176 years of experience. The average employee has been with the company five years. We have multiple people here who have been here since it was founded in 1987.”
“Our customers give us the work,” she continued. “We’re very proud of our customer list. Our success is also attributed to them. We work for several Fortune 500 companies.”
Those companies include Tyson Foods, Cargill Foods, Simmons Foods, Butterball, Hillshire, International Food Ingredients and Campbell Soup, she said.
Rubeck said Mid-Tec donated $5,400 to the community last year. She said in addition to making charitable donations, the company is passionate about reaching out to local students to get them interested in construction.
“Our passion is to educate local children about construction and to spark their interest in the field,” she said.
Rubeck added, “We’re having a phenomenal year, sales-wise. We have a projected number of just shy of $30 million in sales.”
She also said Mid-Tec is proud to offer its employees a full-benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off and a 401K program that matches 4 percent.
Mid-Tec is proud of its reputation in the industry. Rubeck said the company is classified as an industrial general contractor specializing in food processing. Its customers work off invitation-only bidding.
“It’s a really exclusive sector of construction,” she said. “We not only have to comply with OSHA, we have to comply with the food and drug administration. It’s the most strenuous sector of construction work.”
The company received two resolutions, one from the Missouri Senate, and one from the Missouri House of Representatives, for being business of the year.
“Not only were we recognized by McDonald County, we were recognized by the state leaders. That was a huge honor,” Rubeck said. “We’re extremely proud and we feel extremely honored. One hundred percent of that honor we attribute to our employees. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
“We’re extremely proud and we feel extremely honored. One hundred percent of that honor we attribute to our employees. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”