Our member spotlight this month is Bergkamp Inc. of Salina, Kansas. The family-owned company is a domestic leader in manufacturing micro-surfacing pavers, spreader boxes, pothole patchers, mastic asphalt applicators and a variety of supporting equipment throughout the world. All of their equipment is hand-built in Salina, Kansas, USA!
For over 40 years, Bergkamp has continued to be a great company to work for through a positive culture that benefits its employees. By embracing their core values, communicating its company purpose, and providing employee leadership training at all levels, they have created a place that attracts potential employees and continues to motivate existing employees as well. This has resulted in 4 years of no lost time accidents. They also share this positive culture with its customers by navigating the unknowns of COVID-19. One of the challenges they are resolving is practively ordering chassis to avoid the delay of a customer supplied chassis and maintain normal delivery expectations. In order to get in front of this issue, Bergkamp now offers the option to purchase the chassis themselves to help their customers maintain normal delivery expectations.
Randy Galle, COO
Bergkamp has provided value to customers across the world by standing true to their company purpose, "Making People's Lives Better by Making Roads Better." They pride themselves in producing a quality product with state-of-the-art technology in every machine they produce. To improve this, the company reached out to the KSU Technology Development Institute (TDI) for engineering assistance in developing a semi-automated machine to produce the belt conveyors on their equipment. This new process improved the ergonomics and safety of their employees, and allows them to focus on other value-added tasks. The machine is used every day and produces the belts for their paver machines in a safe and time-efficient manner.
The company is always interested in connecting with other manufacturers and partners throughout the region. As the company is a low volume, high variability manufacturer, Bergkamp would like to work with fabrication shops that can handle low volumes and provide quick turnaround times. If you are interested in connecting or want to learn more, please visit https://www.bergkampinc.com.