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>d DISTRIBUTORS the fricks company On Solid Ground The Fricks Company’s specialty concrete floor installation capabilities make it a sought-after contractor for major food companies. By Jim Harris company profile The Fricks Company Revenues: $20 million HQ: Fort Worth, Texas Employees: 100 Specialty: Specialty concrete floors Terry Fricks, founder: “I learned from my father and passed on to my sons that anything that’s worth doing is worth doing right.” “Our volume has fallen off a little, but we’re still making money, we still have a healthy backlog and we haven’t had to lay people off,” he explains. Meeting Needs One of the company’s specialties is the FSC Advantage Floor. This shrinkagecompensating concrete floor is made with an expansive cement that allows installers to eliminate control joints and minimize cracks. The durable floor is able to withstand excessive forklift traffic, making it a high-demand floor system in the food and drink industry, the company says. “Our quality is more consistent than many of our competitors,” Fricks says. “We try to get a feel for what the owner’s expectations are and exceed their expectations.” All materials used in the company’s floors are tested in an inhouse laboratory, and the company consults closely with clients about their individual needs before starting a project. The company remains actively involved with each of its projects throughout construction. It handles its own preconstruction and supply procurement. “I learned from my father and passed on to my sons that anything that’s worth doing is worth doing right, so we always strive to do the >> Entering the specialized food industry flooring market served as The Fricks Company’s springboard into the national marketplace. W hen large companies in the food industry need a new concrete floor for their facilities, they often look to The Fricks Company. The Fort Worth, Texas-based contractor specializes in installing floor systems for warehouses, distribution centers, and food production and processing facilities across North America. “Customers in the food industry need a floor that is very durable,” says Terry Fricks, who founded the company in 1979. “Over the years, we have consolidated our techniques to produce flat and durable floors.” Aldi Foods, one of The Fricks Company’s major clients, has hired the company to install floors at several of its distribution centers and retail locations. “Aldi has very high standards, and we’re proud we can meet those standards,” Fricks says. A positive reputation among its food industry customers has kept The Fricks Company busy despite the national economic downturn. “In recent years we’ve gained a larger percentage of the market share,” Fricks says. “The recent downturn in the economy doesn’t seem to have impacted our customers as much as other industries. 140 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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