BELOIT — Beloit’s continued revitalization and billionaire Diane Hendricks were featured Sunday in The New York Times, with a lengthy feature on the increasing number of start-up companies flocking to the city at the Ironworks campus.
The story, written by Alexandra Stevenson, covers Beloit’s struggles in the early 2000s and Hendricks’ plan to acquire and renovate major properties, from the former Beloit Corporation complex to the former Beloit country club.
Weaving in and out of personal reflection on her journey to Beloit and her life with her late husband and co-founder of ABC Supply Co., Ken Hendricks, the piece showcases the Hendricks’ community-first, business acumen with portions covering how ABC Supply survived the 2008 recession to now having 715 stores across the country. Ken and Diane Hendricks founded the roofing and building material distribution company in 1982 and since then, the Hendricks family has founded many other companies and business ventures.
Working closely with Gov. Scott Walker to woo tech-oriented businesses to the Ironworks campus, which is the renovated Beloit Corp. facility. The campus now sees around 1,000 workers at the myriad of companies working out of its new-age offices. The article fields input from companies at the campus including Comply365, AccuLynx, Ebates, gener8tor on the tech renaissance happening in Beloit.
Hendricks could not immediately be reached for comment on the article.
To view the story, visit nytimes.com and select the Business Day section.