W.P. Hilts & Co.:
Devoted solely to serving the concrete industry with a 'Why Not?'
W.P. Hilts & Co. is celebrating its 40th
year of service and dedication to the concrete industry.
In 1970, Bill Hilts started his company with a
single underlying philosophy: “Why not?”
Why not specialize in products and services for
the entire concrete industry? No other companies back then even came
close. That’s exactly what he did and what W.P. Hilts & Co.
still does today.
At first, W.P. Hilts & Co. served as a
specialized manufacturer’s rep for many companies selling concrete
plants and parts. Their second “Why Not?” came as the company realized
there was a need for plant customization that was not readily available
from manufacturers at a fair and equitable price.
In the 1980s, Bill and his son, Tom, began working
closely with customers to engineer, design and build concrete plants.
They also began engineering the retrofits of existing plants. Tom is
now owner and president of the company. Hilts expanded the product line
to encompass a wider range of parts.
The immediate interest in this retrofit service
was phenomenal. Today, retrofits and parts are a major portion of what
W.P. Hilts does to serve their clients. By offering expanded
engineering retrofit design and installation services, W.P. Hilts once
again evolved along with the concrete industry -- as the company had
been doing for the previous 20 years.
With custom designs to meet specific needs,
customers no longer had to accept a “cookie cutter” plant at high
prices that didn’t exactly meet their needs. W.P. Hilts & Co.
eliminated the industry acceptance of "take it or leave it." Thus the
company motto: Custom Designs at Standard Prices.
Given its exceptional history in the industry, it
should come as no surprise whatsoever that W.P. Hilts & Co. is
bringing an exciting new product to market. “For the last several years
my customers have complained about the long delivery time for planetary
mixers manufactured overseas,” said Tom Hilts.
“At W.P. Hilts & Co., the question has
always been: Why not? It’s where our company philosophy and company
history intersect, to be sure. So, why not manufacture our own mixer
right here in the U.S., incorporating American parts to increase
reliability and control costs? Why not offer readily available parts
for this mixer from us or local vendors? Why not customize your mixer
from a list of options when making the purchase?”
Customized quality at standardized pricing is what
W. P. Hilts is all about. For 40 years, the Hilts have committed their
company to serving the concrete industry. Who knows what the next “Why
not?” will bring.