Diversified Conveyors

Turnkey handling services in Memphis, Tennessee
Written by: 
Tom Faunce
Produced by: 
Brandon Bagley

Diversified Conveyors Inc. (DCI) has provided full turnkey material handling services since 2001 to customers in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. Over the years the Tennessee-based company has completed projects in a wide range of commercial and industrial markets, while maintaining a solid base of repeat clients from some of the world’s most recognized companies. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Beth and Tom Phillips, DCI has set a goal to pay its success forward through local and global missionary work, while spreading the word of the Christian gospel.

“One of our core values is kingdom impact,” explains Beth, CEO of DCI. “Our mission statement includes the priority of getting back to the community and conducting our business on the basis of Christian principles. Over the years, we’ve focused on orphan care, Christian microfinance and international pastoral training. This is at the heart of what we do.”

Beth attributes the success of her business to the talented team of employees at DCI. “We have a team of highly qualified individuals who design and install conveyor systems for the baggage handling and parcel industry. “Thanks to my employees and husband, DCI has grown significantly over the years and continues to do so at a rapid pace.”

By utilizing a strong network of suppliers and fabricators, DCI’s engineering and mechanical equipment design staff is able to provide everything from flow diagrams to automated auxiliary equipment. With its own installation crews, project managers and subcontractors, DCI is a one-stop shop that understands the importance of a turnkey system. “By combining our strong supplier base with our own capabilities, we are a full-range material handling integrator.”

DCI is registered in all 50 states, allowing the team to complete projects across the country, and the company also performs work internationally. “We’ve completed several projects in England and France,” says Beth. “We like to fill a unique niche by remaining a midsized company with low overhead.”

DCI is able to take any system from concept to final commissioning. “We can easily move anywhere from 100 to 200,000 packages per hour,” Beth explains. “Whatever the need is, we’ll figure it out.”

Paying it forward

Giving to those in need has always been very important to Beth and Tom. The couple has established One Egg, a ministry dedicated to delivering animal protein to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. After a strong start in Rwanda, where nearly 2,500 children now receive protein, other chapters have been established in Haiti, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

DCI works with many other ministries and nonprofit organizations to give back to the community. The company is actively involved in organizations such as Orphanos Foundation, which provides needs for orphans worldwide, The Chalmers Center, which equips churches with strategies that holistically empower those less fortunate, and Streets Ministries, which serves impoverished youth in the Memphis metropolitan area.

“I think most Americans get all tied up in numbers,” explains Beth. “We think it’s not about how much you have, but how faithful you are with what you have. I like to think of it as profit with a purpose; our long-term goal is maximizing our impact on the world for Christ.”

As the company moves forward and continues to spread its message, Diversified Conveyors Inc. remains a leader in the design and installation of parcel handling systems.

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