Meet Our team
For over 40 years, Industrial Screw Conveyors Manufacturing has made a name for itself by designing and manufacturing various customized equipment for its many customers. Renowned for delivering innovative solutions that address bulk material handling problems across multiple industries, ISC Manufacturing is an expert in the manufacture of state-of-art, industrial-grade bulk material handling systems.
Bill Hartley is the Chief Executive Officer & Owner at ISC, based in Burleson, Texas. About 4 years ago, Bill joined ISC as a passive investor after meeting ISC’s founder. About a year later, the founding owner of ISC was nearing retirement and found that keeping up with the fast-paced responsibilities of running a company were taking a toll. At this junction, the opportunity to step in as the owner of ISC presented itself, resulting in Bill’s purchase of the company, and his taking the spot at the helm of ISC. “This is the most fun I’ve ever had in business,” Bill says.
Bill’s background is in the business of raising capital, and helping companies all over the country raise money for their ventures. While Bill has experience assisting manufacturers to raise money, ISC is Bill’s first full ownership of a manufacturing company, an endeavor that he describes as being more challenging than he expected. Recognizing these challenges has resulted in Bill’s newfound respect for the work that happens in the industry.
Bill, who is married with two grown kids, two grandchildren, and a third on the way, was born in Yakima, WA, then moved to Texas with his family when he was four years old. “I’m not a true native Texan,” Bill jokes, “but I’m pretty close.”
After graduating from high school, Bill went to Dallas Baptist University on baseball and academic scholarships. “My family didn’t have money to send me to school. It was either go on scholarship or do something else.”
Since ISC is not Bill’s only business venture, his spare time is limited. In the small amount of spare time that he does have, Bill enjoys spending time with family, visiting his mountain home and clearing his mind while running and hiking.
When asked about ISC’s trajectory, Bill shares that “the vision is to continue to develop the company.” Describing ISC as a company that has been around a long time, he values that people recognize the ISC name and the importance of the loyal customer base they have created. Part of Bill’s vision for ISC is to improve how ISC delivers products, ensuring that the quality of their products and on time delivery is second-to-none. Bill also teases that there are some “things in the works in terms of new equipment” that will allow ISC to build products more efficiently and more consistently.
As for his team, Bill is clearly excited about the people he gets to work with. “They are good, sharp, hard-working people.” Joking that in the past, employees used to want to run out the door when the work day ended, “now we have a team full of people who have the attitude of ‘whatever it takes,’ which in this day and time is the attitude you need to have.” Also, due to the fact that so many competitor companies have people in charge who are nearing retirement age, ISC has taken advantage of the opportunity to hire a younger workforce that is open to developing their experience, growing, and providing innovative solutions.
When recommending some of the books that have influenced him as a business owner, Bill mentions Shoe Dog, the memoir written by Nike’s creator, and Steve Jobs’ biography, both of which speak to knowing when you have a good idea and sticking with that idea, recognizing that if something is going to be great, then you have to be proactive about making it happen. Also, despite recent events, Bill describes how reading about Elon Musk’s innovation and development of state-of-the-art products has taught him not to settle for what is but to always reach for what can be, striving to make things better on the way.
Bill truly has a passion for what he does, and for the vision that he has for the future of ISC. “I honestly enjoy working. I like to take time off to recharge so that I can go back to work. I like the competition of business. Every day is tough, but that’s what makes it fun.”
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When you partner with ISC, we'll work with your Equipment engineers to design the perfect system for your business process. Our products can scale as small or as large as needed, depending on the use-case.
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Food & Beverage
ISC has a strong, 40+ year history serving food and beverage industry manufacturing products. From food processing to distribution, our products help you put food in stores and on shelves across the country. Our high-tech, innovative products help produce better profit and more efficiency.
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Air Pollution Control
Air Pollution Control continues to be an important industry. The cost of energy continues to rise and choosing emission control equipment can sometimes be just as important as choosing a production product. We've created innovative solutions that create sustainable results for our clients seeking lower emissions.
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Cargo & Freight
We create high-quality products for our Cargo and Freight partners transporting goods by way of high-capacity ships and trucks. Belt Conveyors, Elevators, and Material Storage systems help containerships and roll-on/roll-off ships move goods with speed and efficiency.
We're very proud of the products and systems designed to help our Recycling partners sort and decontaminate materials in recovery facilities or paper processors. Our high-tech solutions ensure fast transportation and more efficient sorting of recycled goods, improving production and helping the environment.
As the packaging industry grows rapidly, our waste processing work becomes even more essential. In some plants, waste can amount to 30-40% of all base materials used, making solutions to lower costs important for all producers. Our waste processing products and systems such as conveyors and processing equipment help significantly reduce waste inefficiencies.
Forestry, Timber & Pulp
The forestry and timber industry's need for products has increased significantly over the past 50 years. ISC is here to support the needs of Forestry industry professionals by way of custom manufactured systems you can count on. Our bulk material handling systems ensure your processes are fast, efficient, and sustainable.
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