March 17, 1927-October 16, 2016
Entrepreneur, inventor, business owner and family man
Betts company is saddened to report the passing of William Michael Betts III on October 16, 2016. Bill Betts was born on March 17, 1927 in Oakland, California. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 16, 2016 at the age of 89. Bill grew up in Berkeley and attended Berkeley High School. He was an exceptional athlete who excelled as a team leader and star player in football and track.
Fresno, Calif. – (June 14, 2016) – Betts Company, a leader in spring manufacturing and heavy duty transportation products, has announced the appointment of Dan Flores as the company’s new controller.Flores will report to Betts Company president Bill Betts...
Betts Company, a member of the Manufacturing Cluster, held a training session for the Central Valley educators. Over twenty Community College and High School Administrator and Faculty learned about Lean Manufacturing and Workplace Safety.
“Advanced Manufacturing – 101, Central Valley” is an initiative whose purpose is to create a Community of Practice and work together with education to improve...
Fresno, Calif. – (April 7, 2015) – Betts Company announced the appointment of Bill Betts to a newly created position of president and chief operating officer (COO). Mike Betts, formerly president of Betts Company, will actively continue in the business as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO).
With this appointment Bill Betts becomes the seventh president of Betts Company, founded by William Michael Betts in San Francisco, Calif. in 1868.
Fresno, Calif. – (February 25, 2015) – Over 130 business and education leaders turned out at Betts Company in Fresno earlier this month for the first town hall meeting of the “Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.” Mike Betts, president of Betts Company, served as co-host of the event and greeted attendees with opening remarks.
Fresno, Calif. – To further extend a new corporate branding initiative unveiled in 2013, Betts Company has completed a new four-page corporate brochure. The brochure provides a concise history of the company from its origins in 1868 and elaborates on the company’s mission, value proposition and core values. The brochure is tied together by the company’s new tagline: “Improving the Way Things Move® Since 1868.”
Fresno, Calif. – Betts Company has introduced its new corporate website at www.betts1868.com. The website serves as the centerpiece of a new branding initiative the company embarked upon this year and helps introduce the six generation family owned and managed business to customers, prospects and the general public.
Fresno, Calif. – (February 19, 2014) – Betts Company has been named a 2014 Business Partnership award winner by the Fresno Compact and will be formally recognized at the Fresno Compact’s 18th Annual Shareholder’s Luncheon on March 5, 2014.
Fresno, Calif. – Betts Company supports the passion of nonprofit Bulldog Racing, a student organization associated with the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno. Bulldog Racing is a competitive team of engineering students determined to achieve racing excellence in Formula SAE® and Baja Series competitions.