Most people couldn’t name one company in metro Milwaukee that specializes in metal-related manufacturing.
But a lot of people in the Milwaukee area have heard of Grafton-based Kapco Inc., whether it’s because of the company’s radio ads during Milwaukee Brewers games (featuring spokesman and former Brewer great Robin Yount), programs that the company sponsors at Milwaukee Bucks games or one of the many charity or community-related programs that the company is involved in.
“Kapco has become the engine that allows us to do many other things,” said Jim Kacmarcik, president and part of the second generation of his family to work in the company. “It comes from my mom and dad. I have a strong Christian background and believe that everything I’ve ever been given is not mine. It’s God’s. I am simply a steward of those gifts for a temporary time.”
One of Kapco’s key strategies for surviving and growing has been finding and taking care of the best employees it can find. It does so by holding picnics and sports outings for employees, and by involving their families in community events. The company and Kacmarcik also take part in many charitable and community-improving programs that build or improve homes for those in need, donate Christmas presents for disadvantaged children and purchase tickets to sporting events for less fortunate families.
For more on Kapco and Kacmarcik, read the cover story of the most recent edition of BizTimes Milwaukee.