Partner Highlight: WCCO Belting - Innovation Leaders, Bylined Article in North Dakota State College of Science's Alumni Review Magazine
Mark Beyer, Senior Product Development Engineer at WCCO Belting and Alumnus of North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), wrote an article for the college's Alumni Review Magazine about how innovation is part of the backbone of WCCO Belting.
Innovation at WCCO started with its owner, Ed Shorma, when he founded the company, and has continued to this day. Ed opened his first business as a shoe cobbler. He used his sewing experience as a cobbler to repair farm truck seats and tarps and was inspired to manufacture his own cotton swather canvas. In 1969, he established the Wahpeton Canvas Company (WCCO), focused on manufacturing belts for swathers.
Today, innovation is used in several ways at the company from its processes to its products. To read the article and to learn more, visit https://www.ndscsalumni.com/homepage/connect-engage/alumni-archives, and click on the 2021 issue of the magazine.