Working at KASCO | Glassdoor

KASCO Overview

Saint Louis, MO
51 to 200 employees
1901
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
KASCO is a $60 M global manufacturer of blade products for the meat, food, and wood cutting industries, with global distribution sales. KASCO has a national Service Repair and Route Delivery business that services retail grocery, packing houses, and restaurants across the ... Read more

KASCO – Why Work For Us?


KASCO provides food equipment service and restaurant equipment repair to retailers, grocery stores, butcher shops, packing houses, and restaurants across the U.S. and Canada. We specialize in the service, repair and ongoing maintenance of  deli & bread slicers, meat saws & grinders, fryers, ovens, checkout stands, shopping carts, floor cleaning equipment, and more. 

One call to KASCO will dispatch your technician, and when he arrives he will diagnose the issue, find the problem, and make the repair. Your floor cleaning equipment can typically be serviced in just one visit, and you will never pay more than one service call charge… even if we have to return later to complete the repair.

And you don’t have to worry about who will show up because KASCO does not rely on sub-contractors or third party service companies.  A dedicated KASCO SharpTech technician means you will receive prompt professional service at the most competitive rates.

KASCO technicians will always advise and assist you in decisions for repair work, ensuring your machines operate and perform to the high standards you expect.

WoodMaxx premium quality band saw blades are the result of over 110 years of experience in engineering, designing and manufacturing the best sharp edge, cutting products in the industry. 

All WoodMaxx thin kerf blades are manufactured using only the highest quality, correctly dimensioned, fatigue-resistant polished strip material from the world’s best steel producers. 

Tooth profiles are precision ground using the most sophisticated and accurate machinery available.

Cutting edges are induction heat treated and held to extremely tight hardness standards to ensure WoodMaxx blades are the sharpest, most durable, and longest lasting product on the market.

Teeth are set to very tight tolerances, and camber is accurately applied to ensure every WoodMaxx blade produces clean, straight, consistent cuts on all sawmills and horizontal and vertical resaws.

KASCO’s welds on finished bands are so uniform in strength and structure that we unconditionally guarantee them.


and many more...

Manufacturing Capabilities

Unparalleled quality is manufactured into every product that wears the KASCO name. For starters, we use the best fatigue-resistant, correctly-dimensioned, polished steel available to manufacturer every blade we produce. Teeth are precision ground, accurately set, and induction hardened for durability. Blades are then digitally inspected and statistically monitored for sharpness and consistency. Welds are so uniform in strength and structure that we unconditionally guarantee them. We individually wrap our meat cutting bands to assure safety and sanitation.

Our meat grinder plates start as high quality blanks from the best steel producers available. Holes are drilled using state of the art CNC controlled drill presses to ensure quality and consistent hole patterns. Grinder knives exceed industry standards for flatness, sharpness and durability.

KASCO - A "House of Lean"

KASCO leads the industry in the use of Lean Manufacturing and total quality management systems. The "House of Lean" addresses all areas of manufacturing including Value Stream Mapping, Waste Elimination, Visual Management, Continuous Flow, Downstream & Upstream Processes, and Continuous Improvement. Lean Manufacturing reduces lead times and produces quality at the source, ultimately providing you the best quality products at the most competitive prices. Not only has KASCO's manufacturing sites at Matamoros and Wales embraced the principles of the "House of Lean" tools and techniques, so have all areas of KASCO. All departments have been trained in and utilize the principles of Lean, since it is just as applicable to the office, warehouse and all other work environments.


For more than 110 years, KASCO has been the industry leader in providing quality products, parts, repairs, and service to the meat processing and retail institutional food industries. Our cutting edge products include band saw blades, meat grinder plates and knives, and cutlery. We also offer a vast range of butcher supplies, seasonings, replacement parts, and repair services to grocers, restaurants, and meat, seafood, deli, and bakery departments.



EEO is The Law 
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

KASCO was originally established in 1901 as Erie Saw Company. During the early 1900's, Erie Saw merged with Pittsburgh Saw and became known as Pittsburgh-Erie Saw Company. In the late 1960's, Pittsburgh-Erie was acquired by Keene Corporation and became known as the Keene Cutting Services division of Keene Corporation. In the early 1980's, Keene acquired Atlantic Services Company then merged it with Keene Cutting Services to form KASCO Corporation. In 2006, KASCO Corporation acquired Atlanta SharpTech and today we're known as KASCO.

For more than 110 years, KASCO has been the industry leader in providing quality products, parts, repairs, and service to the meat processing and retail institutional food industries. Our cutting edge products include band saw blades, meat grinder plates and knives, and cutlery. We also offer a vast range of butcher supplies, seasonings, replacement parts, and repair services to grocers, restaurants, and meat, seafood, deli, and bakery departments.


KASCO Reviews

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
KASCO CEO Norman Bates
Norman Bates
6 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Improving place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KASCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is willing to change and do what it takes to become a premier service and repair company. I have seen a large change in the way people are valued and addressed at this company. People are given the liberty to exceed and fail on their own. Ideas are now rapidly facilitated and implemented which is providing a good environment for growth and development of people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job requires a lot of hours. Sometimes it does not. It's a balance.

    There has been a focus on the type of work we are trying to pick up and do. Specialization of the work in the field will help with this.

See All 25 Reviews

KASCO Photos

KASCO photo of: New technicians completing training and "graduating".
KASCO photo of: Our Train the Trainers "graduating".
KASCO photo of: Our lobby
KASCO photo of: Thanksgiving feast!
KASCO photo of: Halloween fun!
KASCO photo of: Toys for Tots donations from our employees
See All PhotosSee All

KASCO Interviews

Experience

Experience
60%
0%
40%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
100%

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Field Service Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KASCO (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Called for interview, met with a Team Leader for face to face interview, that went well. Then Kasco flies you to the HQ in St. Louis, puts you in a very nice hotel, with morning and dinner meals included, gives you a tour of the HQ while you meet and interview with multiple members of staff and management there. Literally the best interview process I've experienced.

    Interview Questions

See All 5 Interviews

KASCO Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at KASCO? Share Your Experiences

KASCO
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or