A Note From Rusty & Shaun

Jul. 29, 2020
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To wrap up our month of reflecting and celebrating our 40th anniversary, we asked our founder, Rusty Ashworth, and his son and (our current President), Shaun Ashworth, to share their thoughts on the last 40 years. 


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"What is a year - 365 days?

Over the past 40 years, our company has been very successful through very hard work from people currently employed and a number that have moved on. Reaching 40 years in our fast-paced world is not an easy task for anyone, but this shows that if you take your time, make a plan, and work hard, it can be done.

The bottom line is that focus, determination, respect for our people, and daily tasks will get you to your yearly goal. We've managed to achieve this 40 times, and, for that, I thank you."

- Rusty Ashworth


shaun president







"People are everything. We can have the best machines, nicest facility, and state-of-the-art technology, but without great attitudes, passion, positivity, and a true feeling of family, we are nothing. A machine is just a piece of steel, a building is just a box, and technology is just a service. Over the last 40 years, we have facilitated the most energetic, intelligent, and fantastic humans I have ever met, and I am so proud to call them all my family!"

- Shaun Ashworth