Commited To Our Community
SST was founded in 1945 in Salina, Okla., when Thomas and Addie Sheard began operating – out of their home – a single telephone exchange with fewer than a dozen subscribers. Over time, the Sheards added five more exchanges – Spavinaw, Locust Grove, Strang, Kansas, and Flint. The Sheards’ daughters, President Janet Robson and Vice President Nancy Cain, now manage the company.
SST is the largest commercial employer in Salina and has business offices in Salina and Kansas.
SST focuses its corporate giving on education and public safety through annual donations to every school, police and fire department in its service area. Other areas of focus are Future Farmers of America, 4-H, area Head Start programs, and community events.