I’ve said this before but this is the part of my job I love the most. I love going out and meeting our customers and I especially love finding out amazing things that are happening right here in our region.
VITOK Engineers: A Single Source Engineering Solution
Yesterday I visited VITOK Engineers on Plantside Drive in Louisville. It’s a very unassuming building but once inside and engaged with their VP of Business Development, CJ Archer, I was blown away by the projects this company has been involved in. CJ is very passionate about Vitok and what they do. I’ll let his words tell the company’s story and how he worked with Unified Technologies’ Angie Bailey on their new communications platform.
Learning about VITOK Engineers from the VP of Business Development
VITOK Engineers, Inc. is a firm that was founded in 1967 to offer a single source of services of all major Engineering disciplines, from chemical plants to manufacturing facilities in the area. At that time, VITOK also had a manufacturing facility to design/build molecular sieves for the chemical industry and design/build CO2 scrubbers for nuclear submarines in the US Navy.
When VITOK was founded, the employee-owners of the company had a narrow vision of the service area that the company would serve, so they drew a circle around Louisville, KY with a radius of (approximately) 200 miles to represent the area the company would have market share. Every state that the circle touched became a part of our name: Virginia(s), Indiana/Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky. This is how the VITOK Engineers name came to existence.
Over the last 50 years, VITOK has grown to serve clients all across the country and internationally. As our business has grown, our service territory and experience has expanded. To date, over 4,000 projects have been completed around the world, ranging from a few thousand to over 60 million dollars in capital appropriation.
The reason for our growth is simple. We have experienced personnel in all major engineering disciplines. This enables us to be a single source engineering solution for our clients.
Our depth of experience enables us to provide clients with an expansive overview of projects, as well as, a unique, cross-disciplined, perspective on the design process. As an employee-owned company, the staff members of VITOK take a vital interest in building loyal client relationships. To that end, we are constantly striving to improve our services and technology, while providing cost-effective solutions for project challenges.
While VITOK still has a solid market share with major chemical and manufacturing companies, our Engineering services have created a solid niche in the beverage distillation markets. From grain handling to bottling, VITOK has either designed or designed and managed major expansions for almost all of the major beverage distillers in the United States. We have also designed processes and facilities for many craft distilleries, too. To date, VITOK has completed over three hundred distillery projects, and we have designed more than seventeen new distillery complexes.
A few distilleries include Angel’s Envy, Michter’s, Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey, Castle & Key (Formerly Old Taylor), O.Z. Tyler (Formerly Medley), and much more.
What drew your company to make a connection with Unified Technologies?
I was familiar with a few of your clients, and I have historically been impressed with the scale of their systems and the sound quality associated with their service. I determined that if Unified could provide that level of service for those clients, then VITOK Engineers would be in good hands.
How has using Unified benefited you and your company?
The Unified service has taken the burden and responsibility of managing the phone system out of my hands while enhancing the quality of the phone service that I receive. This enables me to spend less time chasing problems with the system, and I have more time to engage existing clients and promote the company to new ones across the country.
If you could describe Unified in one word, what would that be?
If you’re interested in a new phone system, or other services like cabling or teleconferencing needs, then Unified Technologies is happy to help. Reach out if you would like to start a conversation.