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Established through the Missouri Association of Manufacturers,

the Missouri Manufacturers Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor and celebrate the deep and rich history of Manufacturing in Missouri – recognizing individuals and companies for innovations, inspirations, and contributions to industry while embodying the pride, passion and spirit of manufacturing.

2025

Nomination

Form

2024 Class:

  Jack Stack, CEO, SRC Holdings Corp.  

  Edwin "Cookie" Rice, CEO, Emeritus, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co.

  Robert J. Trulaske, Sr., Founder, True Manufacturing Company 

  William F. Ungashick, Founder, Shick Tube-Veyor  

  Boeing Company  

Jack Stack:  Jack Stack is President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation. SRC remanufactures gasoline and diesel engines for the automotive and off-highway markets, distributes engine kits, manufactures power units and remanufactures electrical components, and conducts seminars and training programs specializing in all aspects of teaching people how to implement open-book management. SRC has sales of over $600,000,000/year and currently employs 2,000+ people. Jack’s expertise in using the open-book model has helped SRC start, acquire, and own over 60 businesses, bring major economic development to the Ozarks, and create thousands of jobs since 1983. He is the author of, The Great Game of Business, published in 1992, A Stake in the Outcome, published in 2002, and Change The Game: Saving the American Dream by Closing the Gap, published in 2020.

Edwin “Cookie” Rice:  A manufacturing pioneer in Missouri, Cookie Rice led Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company for over 70 years, investing in manufacturing processes and operations, creating hundreds of jobs and having a large impact on Missouri’s economy. His legislative advocacy in support of the manufacturing industry in making manufacturing careers more accessible and more desirable continues to have a significant impact on the manufacturing workforce of today and future generations. He is always the first to recognize his dedicated employees and industry colleagues for

his success.

Robert J. Trulaske, Sr.:  After serving in the Air Force during WWII, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr., “Bob”, returned home and founded True Manufacturing Company, working out of his garage with his father and brother, to meet the growing need for meat and beverage refrigeration. Over the years, Bob grew the company into an international business with over four million sq. ft. of manufacturing space, in four Missouri locations – selling products worldwide, offering over 1,000 main models and thousands of variations for commercial and high-end residential refrigeration solutions. Bob remained involved in the company until his death in 2004.

William F. Ungashick:  The founder of Shick Engineering Company in 1956 and a true pioneer in the automation of ingredient handling in the Baking Industry, William F. Ungashick was at the forefront with his vision in using air to transport bulk ingredients in an automated fashion revolutionized the industry, allowing for bakers to take advantage of lower ingredient and labor costs while also increasing production volumes. Seeing the company’s responsibility to be the “ingredient engineering arm” of his customers, allowing them to focus on the art and science of baking and thereby offering complete facility integration of these custom systems. Over the years, the company continued to its dedication to ingredient automation with many of his early patent designs still employed today. William passed away in 1986.

Boeing:  As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability, and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity – with a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation.

The Boeing Company:  As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries.

As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability, and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values

of safety, quality and integrity – with a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. Boeing is the largest manufacturing employer in the state of Missouri and the 6th largest employer in the state with over 16,600 employees. Boeing produces a number of military aircraft and weapons systems locally including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, F-15 Eagle, eT-7A Red Hawk, MQ-25 Stingray, Joint Direct Attack Munition, Harpoon missile and Small Diameter Bomb. Additionally, the St. Louis Composite Center of Excellence manufactures composite parts for the Boeing 777X commercial aircraft, which completed a successful first test flight in 2020. Boeing St. Louis also maintains strong relationships with its supplier base and, in 2022, paid more than $1.6 billion to 753 suppliers in Missouri and Illinois. Boeing continues to grow its manufacturing footprint with an expansion project in 2024, whose first phase spans more than

1.5-million square feet at the Lambert St. Louis International Airport site.

This expansion represents a $1.8B capital investment in the St. Louis

regional economy by Boeing. The company expects to add more than

500 new jobs to the region.

William Ungashick
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The Missouri Manufacturers Hall of Fame was established through the Missouri Association of Manufacturers Education Foundation, a 501(c)3.

 

For more information about Missouri Manufacturers Hall of Fame or the nomination process, email us at Info@mamstrong.org, or call at 417-863-7262.

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