100th Anniversary Book
Kuiken Brothers celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2012. The history of Kuiken Brothers Company, while not necessarily unique, is truly an American story. It began at a time when many were leaving their homelands in Western Europe with dreams and aspirations for equality, and the promise of a better life. No one thought, or assumed it would be easy. On the contrary, they inherently knew and understood it would require many long hours, days, and years of hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice to begin living the American Dream. Nothing was handed to them. There were no subsidies. Life wasn’t easy, and there was no such thing as instant success. What the family knew, how they lived their lives, how they had been raised, and the values they shared, would be put into practice and ultimately would be the backbone, moral fiber, and culture of the Company. Honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior in dealing with people were significantly more important than growing a business devoid of those traits.