Mid-Tec Named Busi­ness Of The Year

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Dick­er­son

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.

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.”

Tara Rubeck

Mid-Tec

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