With the election right around the corner it seems on point to mention that the company in this episode has survived 23 US Presidencies. From their humble beginnings as a blacksmithing shop in George, IA in the 1880’s to a thriving manufacturing company of over 250 employees, Sudenga has seen a lot. In this interview I sit down with Vice President of Sudenga, Chuck Sjogren and he shares some of his favorite stories from his many years with the company.
To Chuck and the small community of George, IA working at Sudenga is a way of life. Many of the employees I had the pleasure of meeting have been there for 20 or more years. That doesn’t mean they don’t have young folks and cutting edge innovation, not by a long shot. They are doing some incredible things there and acquiring Dur-A-Lift has opened up even more opportunity for them.
You don’t spend over 125 years in the manufacturing business without being asked to make some pretty crazy things. Chuck shares many stories including that of the time when they were asked to make a machine to move bat crap!
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