STOBER Drives, Inc. of Maysville, Ky., has been selected to receive a 2018 Best Places to Work award for the state of Kentucky.
This is the second time the manufacturer of high-efficient helical gearing has been honored with the award. It was also selected in 2016. The award is sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. About 100 Kentucky companies were chosen for the award. A ceremony will be held April 17 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky.
Small, medium and large sized businesses were selected for the award based on an assessment of employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. STOBER won in the small business class, with fewer than 149 employees.
“At an average of $175/sq ft, space requirements can easily be a million-dollar problem.”
Floor space is expensive and uncompromising, limits the ability to place more machines, and increases production. STOBER can reduce equipment footprint by 20%, along with minimizing maintenance and components. STOBER’s large selection is ideal for the diverse needs of packaging. Continuous/intermittent applications can be filled for dry, wash-down, and ready to eat environments.
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Bick Products, Bluffton, Fenner Drives, PTI, Safari, STOBER, Webster, and WEG have worked together to provide an all-day training event in St. Louis, MO. Local customers have been invited to meet the companies and attend trainings throughout the day.
Training Classes Offered:
||What to Look for in a Washdown Motor
||Belts that provide solutions and cut costs from your conveying and PT applications
||Bearing Fundamentals – Maintenance, Installation & Attachment Methods: How to Properly Select the Right Bearing for Your Application
||Plastic Belting 101: Proper selection, design, and trouble shooting
||Understanding Different Gearing and Optimizing for Plant Floor Efficiency
||Best Practices of Webster Chain: Maintenance & Material Handling
||Reducing Costs and Increasing Productivity through Motor Management
One of STOBER’s core values is to serve others. This means serving our customers, our employees, and our community. In addition to our recent fundraiser for the Relay for Life, STOBER has donated thousands of dollars in the first half of this year alone to numerous organizations and causes. Groups included: Maysville Women’s Crisis Center, KCTCS Farm and Family Night, Camp Discovery 2017, Bracken County Conservation Day, Lions Club Radio Auction, Lewisburg Lions Club Horse Show, Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy, Boy Scouts of America, and more.
Peter Feil sees apprenticeships not just as a way to fill skilled jobs in rural communities—he sees them as a savior for small towns.
With Millennials more likely to relocate to urban areas than their generational predecessors, “anything we can do to provide opportunities and convince kids to stay is going to be critical for maintaining any kind of industry,” says Feil, who heads U.S. operations for German gearbox and motor maker Stober Drives. “The more kids we can retain, the more businesses will thrive. Every kid we lose is a lifetime worker that’s not going to be in our town.”
Stober USA, which has around 120 employees, is located in Maysville, Ky., a town of 9,000 about an hour’s drive from both Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky. The company has hosted 32 apprentices since it launched the program 10 years ago, including 16 current apprentices.
“We feel a responsibility as a leader in the community to do everything we can to promote these programs and to market them and to lead by example and get others to follow,” says Feil “We feel it’s an ethical and moral obligation, because we don’t want to see our community die.”
Feil, who along with leading Stober’s apprenticeship program also recently got a local chapter of KY FAME off the ground after many years of trying, shared what he’s learned about apprenticeship success.
“Shorter lead times equal tall profits.” Waterloo Manufacturing
Have you waited 8 weeks or longer for a gearbox? Has this caused a delay in machine assembly? These types of setbacks impact your ability to meet customer needs and can also compromise a project.
STOBER builds and ships our gearboxes in one day. All units are built to your specifications and never pre-assembled. This means we can have a solution shipped to you quickly and project delays are minimal.
Contact us today at 1-800-711-3588 or www.stober.com
How much is downtime costing you? “The annual downtime for food and beverage production lines is over 10 weeks a year.” – Harting
From unplanned breakdowns to planned maintenance and cleaning, companies have to deal with lines not running. By choosing the right gearbox, you can prevent equipment failures.
STOBER gearboxes are IP69K certified and USDA Accepted Equipment. With an average mean time to failure of 8 years, our gearboxes can handle the harshest environment. Each gearbox also comes with a standard 3 year warranty.
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“68% of all projects fail to be completed on time and within budget.” Villanova University
What causes this waste of time? Inefficient supplier communication, limited time, product inexperience, and more, making your job more difficult to design a great machine.
STOBER’s engineering resources are designed to help you avoid these losses and optimize your machine. Every customer has a dedicated engineer who can review your machine project, optimize its design, and help you save time and money.
Contact us today at 1-800-711-3588 or visit www.stober.com
Do your machines create excessive noise? The World Health Organization recommends 35 dB as top sound level in hospital patient rooms. Noisy planetary gearboxes contribute to patient discomfort in MRIs and other equipment.
STOBER’s SMS gearboxes are up to 8 db(A) quieter than planetary gearboxes. This can make a huge difference when you are a patient inside an MRI machine.
Learn more about our SMS offering at http://www.stober.com/motion_control_page/
STOBER is known for fast delivery. Our standard is being able to build and ship in one day. When a customer is down, we can get these units out even faster.
We had a customer with a breakdown situation in April. The gearbox operated the billet loader on an extrusion press. It drives a gear and rack system to move the loader in and out of the press. The competitor unit exploded, leaving them losing over $2,000 an hour.
Our inside sales team responded quickly. They crossed the unit over to our P series and provided a quote, drawings, and ratings. The unit was shipped that night and delivered the next day. The customer installed the new unit and returned to production in less than 24 hours.
When you need a solution fast, call STOBER at 1-800-711-3588.
Visit our website to learn more: http://www.stober.com/service_support/