Greene County Business Success Story
Strafford electrical manufacturer finds constant stream of business with help from University of Missouri Extension.
Strafford residents Danny Minor and his wife Carol faced a major crisis in 2009. It was similar to one that millions of people across the country have been facing during the past two years — loss of family income due to a lost job.
While the Minor's crisis was difficult, it was not insurmountable. With their determination, talent and expertise the Minors turned a bad situation into a positive one with the help of Mary Love, a Springfield-based specialist in government contracting with the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC).
Danny has more than 25 years experience in the electrical and electronics field. He worked for Dayco in Springfield and Detroit Tool & Engineering in Kansas City before starting his own business with a partner in 1997. Their Marshfield-based venture — Innovative Controls Engineering — assembled and sold electrical control panels and custom equipment for a variety of applications, such as washers and dryers.