Savannah, GA,
08
September
2015
|
09:01 PM
America/New_York

Proud History, Great Reputation

Summary


In 1930, with a goal to provide "good merchandise, appreciative service and low prices," Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg opened a small store in Beaconsfield, Iowa, which grew to become Hy-Vee—a grocery company known for exactly what they set out to achieve: excellent service and reasonable prices.

In 1930, with a goal to provide "good merchandise, appreciative service and low prices," Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg opened a small store in Beaconsfield, Iowa, which grew to become Hy-Vee—a grocery company known for exactly what they set out to achieve: excellent service and reasonable prices. It is now an employee-owned company, which encourages each of its more than 75,000 employees to help guide the company. Today, Hy-Vee is synonymous with quality, variety, value and superior customer service.

In the last 85 years, the way the company transports its products has evolved. According to Chad Masters, truck shop manager, "The fleet has gone from 40-foot stainless ribbed-sided, spring-ride heavy trailers to 53-foot by 102-inch-wide smooth aluminum-sided Great Dane Everest refrigerated trailers and Champion dry vans with air ride suspension, which are more aerodynamic. The reefers also have dual and triple evaporators. Separate units allow us to divide a trailer so we can have multiple temperatures inside the trailer to allow us to combine frozen/grocery on the same trailer with chutes and bulkheads." He also says that the key features include an insulation package, rear door seals, high-scuff bands and durable PunctureGuard lining. For van trailers, the translucent roofs with the logistic post and SSL lining are key."