Don Ferm began United Industries in 1980 with the dream of beginning his own business. Using all of his and his wife’s savings they purchased 8 acres of land in the little town of Bentonville, Arkansas and built a 5,000 square foot building.
United Industries has gone through many changes in its 30 year history. First making styrofoam cups then sheet insulation for housing, insulated freezer panels, structural insulated panels for homes, cornice boards and finally foam centered panels for signs and displays.
United Industries has grown from 5,000 to 110,000 square feet and continues to grow. Today, United Industries’ efforts are focused on producing a foam board line known as UltraBoard foam core sign panels. UltraBoard was first introduced in the late 1980’s and we now produce a variety of foam boards all under the UltraBoard moniker.
United Industries is a family owned business. Don Ferm has retired but the business continues to grow. Daily operations of United Industries have been handed to the next generation of the Ferm family.
United Industries’ mission is to provide products of consistently superior quality at price levels that are fair and competitive. Achieving this mission is a responsibility we all share and is necessary to meet the expectations of our customers and ourselves.
While products, pricing and promotion are all important elements; our future success depends on identifying and living up to our values.
Integrity: Honesty and fairness are essential to the way we do business and how we interact with people. We are a company that keeps its promises. Integrity is a cherished possession we want never to lose.
Customer Satisfaction: We will exceed customer expectations with products that are superior to the competition.
Improvement and Innovation: We seek improvement and innovation in every element of our business. This is driven by encouraging creativity and striving for market leadership.
Economic Viability: United Industries must be an economically viable and profitable organization. As we operate according to our vision and values, United Industries will enjoy long-term growth with continually improving performance.