Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Family Business Grows into Worldwide Petroleum Dispensing Products Leader
Husky Corporation marked 70 years in business with a special celebration at the company’s production facilities in Pacific, Missouri. The event featured guided tours of the company’s expanding production operations, which is home to more than 140 employees. The company is a leading manufacturer of petroleum dispensing equipment (and has expanded into several related business segments in recent years.
The company was started in 1947 by Eugene and Hazel Sutcliffe, when they created the first gas nozzle guard from their own home. It then soon moved into the rebuilding and then designing fuel nozzles that would revolutionize this industry. The innovations gained wide-spread acceptance by gas station owners across the country. Husky Corporation has amassed more than 75 patents domestically and internationally.
“We are proud of our U.S. based manufacturing team. Thanks to the innovation of our engineers, our product line continues to grow. That’s because we put customers first. We try to solve their problems,” said Husky Corporation President Grenville Sutcliffe. “None of this company’s success would be possible without a strong and dedicated team. That’s what we have here at Husky: A great team.”
Husky Corporation’s General Fueling products include nozzles, swivels, Safe-T-Breaks® and accessories for service station fuel delivery systems. In recent years, the company implemented an acquisition strategy that expanded its product portfolio into related industries including BJE Lube and Oil Products, Hewitt Aviation Fueling Products and S.U.R.&R. Fluid Line Repair Solutions. Husky has also formed strategic partnerships with Benecor DEF Dispensing and Storage systems, Enevo Logistics Optimization, and RS Liquid Loading Arms.
“The Sutcliffe’s have been wonderful. The best thing about it is the family-oriented atmosphere. It was that way when I started and continues to feel that way today, even as the company has grown,” Steffens said.
Above: Husky Corporation President Grenville Sutcliffe greets guests at the company’s Pacific, Missouri headquarters and production facilities during the company’s 70th anniversary celebration November 3, 2017.
Texas-based C & L Pump Service and owner Luis Magallanes credits Husky for the opportunity to be a direct distributor ten years ago. They have been working with Husky Corporation for 10 years.