SEATTLE – Hillyard and partner WellAir have announced they are donating a supply of air purification units to help improve indoor air quality for rescue personnel and survivors of the Camp Fire, which has caused widespread devastation near Chico, Calif., earlier this month.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo - We are pleased to announce that Jana Hessemyer has been named Hillyard's new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Neil Ambrose who is retiring in March 2018.
Jana brings over 25 years of accounting and finance experience including nearly 20 years with a global market leader in the dairy industry providing equipment, cleaners and sanitizers as well as services with sales and distribution though their extensive distribution network.
Jana brings experience and leadership in the areas of financial management, treasury, tax, credit and collections, mergers and acquisitions, and distributor development. Her most recent work as a management consultant focused on complex business structures where she assisted clients in executing strategic plans and growing profitably.
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ST. JOSEPH – Griffon men's basketball begins this weekend as Missouri Western hosts five regional universities in the 26thAnnual Hillyard Tip-Off Classic.
Six games will be played in the MWSU Fieldhouse between Friday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 12.Visiting St. Joseph from the MIAA are Northwest Missouri State and Washburn. From the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference are Northern State, Upper Iowa and Winona State. Each day of the classic will feature three games.
Friday, Nov. 10
11 a.m. – Washburn vs Northern State
1 p.m. – Northwest Missouri vs Upper Iowa
3 p.m. – Missouri Western vs Winona State
Sunday, Nov. 12
12 p.m. – Northwest Missouri vs Northern State
2 p.m. – Missouri Western vs Upper Iowa
4 p.m. – Winona State vs Washburn
Tickets are on sale now and are good for three games each day. Adult general admission tickets are $10 with visiting college students, youth general admission (age-7 through high school) and senior citizens at $5. To order tickets, click here or call 816-271-4481.
Now in its 26th year, the Hillyard Tip-Off Classic is one of the premier Division II regional classics in the nation. Title sponsor Hillyard Inc. has had a longstanding relationship with Missouri Western and basketball. The Hillyard family and companies have supported The Basketball Hall Of Fame since its inception. N. S. Hillyard's son-in-law, Elliot C. Spratt, was the first president of The Basketball Hall Of Fame. N. S. Hillyard's grandson, R. Haskell Hillyard, carried on the Hillyard tradition of service to basketball by serving as a Hall Of Fame Trustee for many years and remains a Trustee Emeritus. Haskell Hillyard also received the John Bunn Award for his and his company's many contributions to The Basketball Hall Of Fame.
For the Hillyard family and companies' many contributions to basketball, the main lobby of The Basketball Hall Of Fame has been dedicated as a permanent exhibit to their many accomplishments.
Photo courtesy: Missouri Western State University Athletics
LAS VEGAS – Hillyard proudly presented the 2017 Building Service Contractors Association International’s (BSCAI) Building Service Employee of the Year Award to Christine Braggs of FBG Corporation during the 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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PHOENIX - Members of Hillyard Companies recently had the honor of presenting awards to two prestigious coaches during this year’s National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Hillyard, the Official Floor Mop of NCAA Basketball since 2013, will be providing SureFoot® Game Day Mops for all 2017 NCAA® Division I, II, and III Men's and Women's Championship games.
When there's a stop in the action on the court during March Madness, look closely and you'll see Hillyard's SureFoot Game Day Mop at work, silently ensuring the safety for players on the court.
The SureFoot Game Day Mop is a large articulating mop designed to quickly and completely remove sweat and moisture from playing surfaces. When sweat and moisture create slick spots on the court, players can be exposed to potentially dangerous situations where they can slip and get injured. SureFoot quickly removes the moisture, enhancing safety on the court.
September 7, 2016
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Hillyard, a leading manufacturer and distributor of institutional cleaning products and Golden Star, a leading manufacturer of professional mopping equipment have combined efforts to provide cleaning supplies and equipment for the Louisiana flood relief effort. In addition to mopping supplies and equipment being provided by Golden Star, Hillyard is sending disinfectants, cleaning solutions, hand sanitizers, and squeegees to Louisiana.
The donation is part of a larger relief effort being coordinated by Second Harvest, an organization dedicated to its vision of providing a hunger-free Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.
March 14, 2016
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - When there is a stop in the action on the basketball court during NCAA March Madness®, be sure to look for Hillyard SureFoot® Game Day Mop. As the Official Floor Mop of NCAA Basketball, the Surefoot will be on the court silently enhancing the safety for basketball student-athletes.
The SureFoot Game Day Mop is a large articulating mop designed to quickly and completely remove sweat and moisture from basketball courts, as well as other playing surfaces. When sweat and moisture create slick spots, student-athletes may be exposed to potentially dangerous situations where they slip and get injured. SureFoot quickly removes the moisture, enhancing safety on the courts.
March 10, 2016
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Hillyard Industries, a leading manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene solutions located in St. Joseph since 1907, is pleased to announce the purchase of property owned by WireCo WorldGroup (WireCo), a manufacturer and distributor of wire and synthetic rope. As part of this agreement, Hillyard will build a new manufacturing and national distribution center on 25 acres directly north of their current facilities.
Both companies share a commitment to the vitality of downtown St. Joseph and are making plans to preserve and promote that purpose. Hillyard has a goal to relocate and modernize their manufacturing and warehousing operations, which have been located downtown since the 1930s. Administrative offices will remain in their current location.
"WireCo has a long history in St. Joseph and we wanted that legacy preserved to the best of our ability. Hillyard Industries is a natural fit as their continued commitment to downtown and the local community is an optimal next step for the WireCo property. While we are very disappointed that our St. Joseph employees are so negatively affected by the plant closing, we will be pleased to see this redevelopment come to fruition," said Chris Ayers, CEO of WireCo.
Demolition and construction are slated to begin between 2019 and 2020, with the goal of Hillyard being fully operational in their new facility beginning in 2021 or 2022. WireCo plans to close its manufacturing facility, while continuing the fabrication division of its current location.
February 2, 2016
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will recognize Hillyard who has continued to elevate safety performance during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held on April 24-26, 2016 in Chincinnati, Ohio.
"The purpose of the Safety Awards program is to recognize those member companies that strive to make private fleet safety a benchmark of their operations," said Carol Heinowski, Logistics Manager, Safety and Compliance for Meijer, Inc. and Chair for the NPTC Safety Committee.
The NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Fleet of the Year Awards are presented to those companies whose fleets experienced the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.
According to Doug Holland, Vice President, Distribution and Transportation for Hillyard, "our entire transportation team has done an outstanding job putting safety first. Our drivers are the most professional in the business. Chuck Amen, Manager Transportation Operations, has done an outstanding job developing processes, moinitoring results, and communicating with drivers to achieve excellent compliance results."