August 4, 2020 President of Rome Grinding Solutions recognized for the advancement of women in the manufacturing industry
August 4, 2020, Sheldon Iowa– Rome Grinding Solutions is proud to announce that President Kate Rome has been recognized by two industry groups for her contributions to the advancement of women in the manufacturing industry. Kate Rome represents the third generation of the family owned company, and has made Rome Grinding Solutions her life-long career.
The first recognition comes from Empowering Women in Industry. On August 1st, Kate was presented with the Leadership in Manufacturing Award during the virtual Empowering Women 2020 National Event. The second recognition comes from Women in Manufacturing (WiM), where Rome is included in the inaugural class of the organization’s Hall of Fame inductees. The list was released on August 3rd, and the official ceremony will occur on October 1st, 2020 during the virtual WiM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.Both of the accolades stem from Rome’s initiatives for the promotion of women in the manufacturing and food processing industries. Kate Rome helped to found the Women’s Alliance Network (WAN) for the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and currently serves as the Chairwoman for the group. Rome is also the second woman ever to sit on the Board for the FPSA, and is the first woman to serve as Vice Chair on the MISA (Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance) council.
In addition to industry impact, Rome has been an advocate for advancement of women at Rome Grinding Solutions by increasing women in leadership and closing the wage gap for her employees. Rome has opened the dialogue with other manufacturing companies and has encouraged them to examine their hiring practices as well.
Rome Grinding Solutions, established in 1977 and headquartered in Sheldon, Iowa, is a third-generation family and woman owned business. Rome Grinding Solutions is an industry leader in manufacturing grinding equipment for food processing applications including the following industries: meat, poultry, pet food, rendering, fruit and vegetables, seafood, dairy, ingredient manufacturing and others. For more information please contact Cara Godack at email@example.com.See the official press release here.
July 31, 2020; Rome Grinding Solutions’ Values
As we are all reflecting on what is most important during this rapid change to a “new normal,” we wanted to take a moment to share our company values so that you can see what motivates our team to put our best foot forward in everything that we do.
If you have ever done business with us, you know that you are investing in much more than a piece of equipment; at Rome Grinding Solutions, we take pride in truly putting our customers first. Whether you are buying a replacement part, a service contract, or an entire grinding line, our expertise and transparency will be prevalent every step of the way.
July 7, 2020; Rome Grinding Solutions Celebrates 43 Years
The beginning of the new fiscal year marked Rome Grinding Solutions’ 43rd anniversary. As a privately held, third generation family owned business, Rome has a deep history in grinding equipment manufacturing. Rome was first established to provide service to the oil and milling industry. As market demand changed, the company found a niche in food processing, and has since become a leader for grinding equipment, spare parts and service in the industry.
Rome is currently led by President Kate Rome, the granddaughter of founders Dolores and Dan Boster. The Boster’s other granddaughter, and Kate’s identical twin, Kelley Newgard is currently serving as the Vice President of Operations for the company. Both Rome and Newgard’s children have started to learn the business so they can eventually take over as the fourth generation of family ownership.
Rome Grinding Solutions currently serves some of the largest food processing companies in the country, and also specializes in helping small to mid-sized processors grow their operations. Primarily serving the meat, pet food, rendering, and poultry industries, Rome also works in the seafood, cheese, fruit and vegetable, and ingredient processing spaces.
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March 6, 2020; Rome Grinding Solutions Celebrates International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day, on
Sunday March 8th, celebrates the achievements and aspirations of
women across the world. At Rome Grinding Solutions, these accomplishments are honored
as a core of the business.
Rome Grinding Solutions has a rich
history of women leading in the manufacturing industry. When the company was founded in 1977, it was
run by Dolores and Dan Boster. As a family business it was passed to their
child Bonnie and her husband Mike Weaver in 1990. In 2002, Rome’s current
President and daughter of Bonnie and Mike Weaver, Kate Rome, purchased her
first piece of the business, adding to the legacy of always being majority
women owned and operated.
beginning of Rome, Boster made it clear that what mattered most was nurturing employees
and getting the job done, regardless of traditional gender expectations. When
Kate started working at Rome at the age of 16, she was the only woman actively
working in the company at the time. After gaining experience in the
male-dominated food processing industry, she decided to follow her
grandmother’s mentality and worked hard to shift the culture. Since becoming
president, Kate has hired woman in all roles across the company, bumping the
number up to women representing 25% of all employees. Kate has also lead
industry groups for women in food processing, and has won awards for her
contributions to empowering women in the manufacturing industries.
Kate honors the entrepreneurial
spirit of her grandmother and mother in her day to day operations of the
company. The women of Rome Grinding Solutions have built an empire that
celebrates the unique talents of its employees. There is always work to be done
to achieve equal representation for women in manufacturing, and the women of
Rome are leading the way.
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January 7, 2020: Rome Grinding Solutions has been a recognized partner for many companies in the meat and rendering industries over the years, but did you know that Rome provides industrial grinding equipment for companies in food processing and beyond? Our equipment can be used for fruit and vegetable processing, cheese production, ingredient manufacturing, seafood processing, and recycling, too.