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Midwest

Hexagon Lincoln LLC

petitors, we've been in business longer
than their combined number of years.
Our longevity gives us better insight to
adjust to not only economic, but global
challenges as well."
The company's world-class facility
helps, too, notes Myers. "When people
come to visit us and see how we make
these products, they are in awe by our
facility," he says. "Everything is state-ofthe-art equipment that no one else has
when it comes to manufacturing products. The fact that you could pretty much
eat off of the floor is impressive itself."

Team Effort
Hexagon Lincoln employees play just
as critical a part in product innovations
as the R&D team. The company solicits
ideas from employees, who for example,

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"the company has done
well over the years and
believes in giving back.
i don't think there is
anyone who has lived
in lincoln that does
not know who the company is." - Dave Myers
submit ideas for product improvement
in a given work area, Myers says.
"In many cases we implement those
ideas because who better comes up
with a way of making something more
productive than the person that's doing
the job," he says. "It's not the president
of the company, vice president or the
sales guy. It's Joe down on the floor that

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submits an idea, which is then reviewed
and if it's implemented we do have a reward program."
He attributes much of the employees'
creativity and engagement to the company's extensive training program. "A lot of
our employees started out as temporary
and then over a period of time evolved into
full-time," Myers explains. "We have a
very good management team that continuously trains on the job and holds regular
meetings with those they oversee, where
they further discuss various training. One
area of training we offer, online, includes
emergency preparedness, tornado and
hazardous materials. All of our training is
mandatory, including for me."
Overall, Myers is most proud of the employees' work ethic and ability to think
outside the box. "They think of new ways


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