the Backbone of America
Small manufacturing companies like Mesa are the backbone of the American economy. Mesa Industries is the parent company of four operating divisions representing a wide range of industries. The Mesa division engineers and manufactures products, such as emission controls and industrial water drains for oil companies. The oldest of the divisions, Airplaco Equipment Company, was formed in 1946 and acquired by Mesa Industries in the late 1970s. Airplaco specializes in concrete machinery such as grouting pumps and shotcrete equipment. Gunite Supply & Equipment, a closely related partner to the Airplaco division, specializes in parts and accessories for the dry-mix shotcrete, aka Gunite material delivery industry. Mesa's newest division, Mesa Laminated Fabrics, serves the custom laminated fabrics market by offering a range of industrial fabrics for mining, medical, military, petroleum and other industries.
A Family Company
Mesa is a family business now in its second generation with CEO Terry Segerberg. Mesa's family ownership and the personal touch that goes along with it stretches to all its employees. Every employee has a voice at Mesa in shaping the direction of the company. Employees are encouraged to express their new ideas for products, new methods and ways to make the company more efficient. This goes for employees working in the sales office, accounting dept and manufacturing plant.
Mesa makes use of Strategic Planning to thoroughly explore and power its business decisions with a broad range of input from all levels of its employees. These planning groups make sure every part of the company is represented. A group of employees that would not normally work together have a chance to collaborate on issues affecting the business. Employees work together as a team to first understand each other's personalities before even beginning to tackle any of the issues at hand. Once the groups have completed this personality assessment stage , they continue by defining an issue to address and then work together through a series of exercises to arrive at either a strategic direction of a tactical approach to the issue.