The Hytrol Experience

Why Corporate Stability Matters

Posted by Bob West on Jun 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

stability-1.pngCompanies execute acquisitions so that each can create more value more quickly—it's risky, since about half of those fail before they get off the ground. But, even in the case of successfully being acquired, there can be pitfalls for a company and its customers.

It's because of those pitfalls that Hytrol has never considered being acquired. It's not just the risk involved—you don't find the success that we've had without taking risks. It's because we know exactly how we create value for our customers and our employees, and being acquired just isn't consistent with the way we create it.

This is the way Hytrol chooses to do business, and the way we'll choose to do business for years to come.

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Topics: History of Hytrol, Stability

David Peacock: Hytrol's 70th Anniversary

Posted by David Peacock on Mar 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

David Peacock

Time flies when you're making history. That was our motto when Hytrol celebrated its 65th anniversary, and as we enter our 70th year in business, we are taking a moment to reflect on just how true that statement remains today. Hytrol is a company fueled by innovation and relationships. We understand the necessity of both if we are to fulfill the path charted for us by our founder, Tom Loberg.

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Topics: Manufacturing Industry, History of Hytrol

Lessons We Learned from Tom Loberg

Posted by Robert Jones on Jul 1, 2016 9:04:22 AM

Tom LobergThis blog post was written by the Chairman of Hytrol's Board of Directors as part of our celebration of Loberg Day, in which we honor the legacy of our late founder, Tom Loberg. Tom believed in servant leadership, in empathy and in family. He routinely gave his time and resources to his community, both within Hytrol and the Jonesboro area. As someone who believed in the importance of relationships, Tom wanted his employees to feel like part of a family; he often referred to the company as “The Hytrol Family,” and this is a tradition that continues today. 


What was Tom Loberg’s leadership style?  I readily admit that many others are better equipped to report on personal observations of how Tom led.  So many of our current employees or retirees – especially those who are honored on the 40 year pillars in the front office – had much better and more plentiful opportunities to see Tom in action.  But my observations during the relatively brief period I worked directly for and with him continue to provide tools I use in the service of his company: Hytrol.  I am pleased to have the opportunity to share these, especially for those who didn’t have the opportunity to know Tom and see him in action.

There are three hallmarks of Tom’s style that have come to me over that period: empathy, humility and gratitude. 


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Topics: Tom Loberg, History of Hytrol, Loberg Day