ISCO Industries Turns 50

By Traci Read, Managing Editor | September 2012, Vol. 67 No. 9

“We don’t just sell fusion equipment,” he continues. “We also rent, refurbish and maintain the equipment. McElroy Master Mechanics are on staff at 18 locations, and we also offer fusion services and training as needed. All of this is related to our commitment to quality.”

Heeding the demands of recent growth in other markets in North America and around the world has become a key point in growing the business according to the brothers.

Jimmy explains that with the recent growth in the oil and gas market, ISCO opened two new locations to service this boom – one facility is located in the Bakken Shale region in Williston, ND, and the second location is in Midland, TX.

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“We’ve also experienced growth in our international business, which led to ISCO opening up a second location near Perth, Australia,” adds Mark, “and expanding our Brisbane, Queensland, Australia facility. We are also hiring additional personnel to help handle the growth in international markets.”

People make a difference
One thing that sets ISCO apart is the recognition that its employees are the backbone of the business who not only help the company thrive in periods of growth, but especially during the hard times. This commitment to its people began long ago with Kirchdorfer, Sr. who used to say, “In business, all you have are people and money. The banks end up with all the money, so all you really have are people. Give people the opportunity and watch them grow.”

And that commitment continues today.

“Both products and people drive our business,” says Jimmy, which is best reflected in the company mission statement: To provide long-term opportunities for members of the ISCO team by adding value to our products and services, leading through innovation, proactively executing our vision and developing mutually successful relationships with our customers.

“However, mostly, it’s the people of ISCO who drive the business. It’s the people who form relationships with our customers and add value to the products and services we offer. It is also the people who lead the innovation, and the creativity of the people, that fuels our progress and growth.”

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“Everyone who works at ISCO is aware of and shares in our vision,” adds Mark. “Our business has grown because the people of ISCO all share a common ground and we respect one another. We also have what we call the “ISCOmmitment”, where everyone makes a commitment to improve.”

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