Local business keeps Pantex rolling
Casters of Amarillo, Inc. is a female, veteran owned business that keeps Pantex rolling along, literally. They are a local distributor for casters, wheels and material handling equipment and fulfill special orders that meet the needs of Pantex.
Karen Hicks, President of Casters of Amarillo, said the company has been working with Pantex since at least 1991 when she took over the company from her parents who started the business in 1974.
Karen is a retired Lt. Col in the Army, and served 11 years active duty in military intelligence along with time in a civil affairs unit and reserve training unit in Lubbock.
She said the relationship with Pantex is special because of what is done here.
“There’s a kindred spirit,” she said. “We’re happy we can be of service to Pantex. It’s a vendor relationship, but it’s also a service relationship. It’s like the Army and military – it’s all about service.”