Monday, February 25, 2013

Meet Richard B. Rudy, Inc.

Monday Retention Visit: Five Questions with Ken & Gary Rudy, President and Senior Vice President (respectively), Richard B. Rudy, Inc.

1 Bernard St.
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-9041

How long have you been in business?
Founded in 1938 by Mr. Richard B. Rudy, the company began using a single truck and stainless steel cans to provide milk transportation services to dairies for local area farms in Frederick County Maryland.  Richard B. Rudy, Inc was incorporated in 1960 and remained in the dairy industry until 2002. Diversification into liquid sugars and finished food-grade items came along in the mid 1970’s. Now 73 plus years and three generations later, the family operated business is proud and honored to continue to have many of our long-term employees and customers, which we entered into the food-grade industry with. Still located in Frederick, Maryland, our current terminal includes an office complex, a five bay, full service shop, an automated tank wash facility with three pull-through bays, as well as dry storage and cold storage warehousing.

How many employees do you have?
We currently have 75 employees. We are situated on 11 acres with 8500 square feet of space.

Why do you believe you will continue to be successful in Frederick County?
We have a niche market for the food handling industry, food certification and transportation of bulk products such as liquid sugars and corn syrup.

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.
We regularly make significant contributions and donations to various non-profit groups and are very proud to be able to do so.

What are you most proud of?
Richard B. Rudy, Inc has built long-term relationships with both customers and employees.  Some employees have worked here for 40 plus years with the oldest employee having been here for 47 years. We have a number who have been here 30+.  The main segment of our customer base dates back to the 1960s.  With this kind of loyalty and longevity, we are proud to offer a top quality service.