Sioux Corp. Celebrates 70 Years

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of application-specific, industrial cleaning equipment, water heaters, and steam generators, is celebrating 70 years in business during 2009. Sioux is one of the oldest manufacturers in this industry.

The company was started in 1939 as Sioux Motor Cleaner Manufacturing and was sold to John and Virginia (Gini) Finger in 1965. The first units manufactured by Sioux were used to clean automotive engines and farm equipment. As time went on, Sioux changed its customer focus to manufacturing plants, oil and gas companies, concrete plants and mining as well as other heavy-duty applications. Sioux continued to respond to market needs, and additional products were added to the lineup, including steam generators, cold and hot water pressure washers, water heaters, solution heaters, and all-electric hot water pressure washers and steam cleaners.

From an old store-front location with seven employees, the company now employs 49 employees and exports to 70 countries around the world. Sioux has several major product lines as well as the ability to engineer custom equipment to customer specifications. Sioux has also built a strong network of distributors and maintains a strong work force and work ethic.

"We are grateful to celebrate such a monumental milestone and we thank our customers and employees for their continued business and loyalty," stated President/Chief Executive Officer John W. Finger. "We approach every year with the same goal – to provide exceptional customer service, and to improve our products for the markets we serve. This year, we will enjoy it that much more because of the significance."

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