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Business of the Year Awards > 2013 > Loikits Industrial Services, Inc.
Business of the Year Awards

Loikits Industrial Services, Inc. Finalist  //  Business of the Year  //  1-50 Employees



Founded in 1939, Loikits Industrial Services provides routine and emergency services, as well as specialty products, to industrial and commercial customers in the northeastern U.S. Customers include manufacturers, gasoline and chemical bulk storage facilities, and pharmaceutical and intermediate chemical production facilities.

Best Decision:
Switching from residential customers to an industrial and commercial customer base. Many Loikits customers today are among the Fortune 500.

Key Contributors to Success:
Implementing a succession plan that allows employees to grow with the company; training employees to perform exceptionally well and safely; immediately addressing any challenges or shortcomings to maintain high morale and prevent reoccurrences.

In the short term, the company aims to complete a total process improvement program encompassing operations, training and safety. It is roughly two-thirds of the way through. In the long term, the company hopes to unveil a proprietary product, currently under development.

Loikits Industrial Services, Inc.

Doug Frable
President and General Manager

Business of the Year, 1-50 Employees