Speaking on Business: Norco

Norco provides compressed gases, industrial welding supplies and medical home care equipment.

Chris Redgrave Sep 21, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

With Norco celebrating 70 years of being in business, it shows dedication and insight when CEO Jim Kissler is making decisions for his company while looking 50 years in the future. Jim is committed to his family-owned business, which is entering the third generation of business involvement with his daughter Nicole as the Vice President of Medical Revenue. Norco provides compressed gases, industrial welding supplies and medical homecare equipment like wheelchairs, mobility and power chairs to take care of patients in their home.

Jim turned Norco into an employee-owned operation three years ago with the goal to give his 1300 employees a sense of ownership and pride in the company’s commitment and success in the medical supply business. While Norco has grown to include 75 store locations in 7 Western States, Jim says they still refer to themselves as a family-owned small business. Every employee receives a copy of the organizational chart, which shows the customer at the top, and is encouraged to see customers as their boss because this is what moves the business forward.

Norco recently opened their newest and largest location in Meridian, which includes a life-size statue of company founder, Larry Kissler, Jim’s father, who would be proud of Jim and the company’s growth.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

With 75 store locations in 7 Western states

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