We celebrated QC Industries’ 25 year anniversary with our valued distribution and representative network in Chicago during the Assembly Technology Expo on Monday.
The celebration was held at the Hotel Sofitel Ballroom and included a sit-down dinner as well as a presentation by our president, David Dornbach. The presentation included a reflection on our companies’ past, present and future. In addition, several tenured distributorships were awarded Quarter Century Awards for their long-standing partnership and accomplishments over the past 25 years.
After receiving one of the awards, Tom Gemkow with Gem Automation graciously stated, “QC Industries has long been a valued principal for many reasons, including one of the most important: the dedication of the QC Industries staff and how far they are willing to go for the customer.” After the presentation, Patty Beaury of PRB Manufacturer’s Representatives said, “One of the more impressive things about the evening was hearing the most tenured distributorships speaking so fondly about the company. It made a big impression on me (as a newer representative) to hear them speak of their history with QC Industries in such a way.”
Overall the evening was quite enjoyable, but it did not go off without incident. Mid-way through the presentation the sound went out due to a technical issue. One of our more colorful distributors, John Paturel with JoPat Enterprises, saved the day with a couple minutes of stand up comedy.
The party was an enjoyable and memorable experience. QC Industries took the opportunity to not only celebrate a company milestone of 25 years, but also to thank those partner companies that helped make our first 25 years so successful and rewarding.