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Where Should You Be Sampling in Your Hydrocarbon Processing Plant?

Posted by Rod Lunceford on 11/11/19 8:00 AM

In a hydrocarbon processing plant, crude oil must be processed into more refined products. Establishing a sampling program for all types of refining processes in hydrocarbon processing plants requires special considerations for successful and safe operations.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Employee-Owner Profiles - George Buss

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/7/19 8:00 AM

As a Senior Product Support Specialist, George Buss’ only goal is to solve customers’ problems. And after 19 years with Sentry Equipment, he has seen the impact of dedication to the customer and employee-ownership culture through significant company and professional growth.

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Topics: Company News

Common Practices to Prevent Pipeline Freeze

Posted by Bryan Stockburger on 11/4/19 8:00 AM

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, this year’s winter is predicted to be a “polar coaster” with freezing, frigid and frosty weather across two-thirds of the country. This level of extreme weather leaves midstream pipelines at risk for damage such as freezing.

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Topics: Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Our Commitment to Excellence in 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/30/19 8:00 AM

As October comes to an end, so does Employee Ownership Month and Manufacturing Month. 

Catch up on all of the ways we celebrated and showcased our employee owners, manufacturing capabilities, community involvement and more.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Employee-Owner Profiles - Mitch Hensler

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/28/19 8:03 AM

Mitch Hensler was born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin, just 30 minutes west of Sentry’s headquarters in Oconomowoc. He grew up fishing in the area’s many lakes and hunting in the woods with his dad, Dave. “My dad’s a hard worker, and it really drove into me that a good work ethic can go a long way.”

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Topics: Company News

When Women Are at the Table, Manufacturing Wins

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/23/19 8:00 AM

Today, Sentry Equipment employs thirty-four female employee-owners, with six in manager roles. Some of these women recently discussed how they got started in manufacturing and what their experience in the traditionally male industry has been so far. Their stories lead to four points for why manufacturing is a great career choice for women. 

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Employee-Owner Profiles - Sherri McDermott

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/21/19 8:00 AM

In 1986, Sentry Equipment Corp owners Dick and Mary Henszey had the foresight to ensure the company would continue to thrive by shifting ownership to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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Topics: Company News

Helping Students Navigate to a Career in Manufacturing

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/16/19 8:00 AM

When Andy Kostecki was in high school, he had a hard time succeeding within the traditional education model. “I just can't learn from looking at a chalkboard. I'm a hands-on learner,” says Kostecki. “Learning in the traditional way isn't for me.”

He was introduced to the GPS Education Partners program, which provides students with first-hand experience in technical careers to help prepare them for life as working adults. Little did he know that the GPS program was leading him to meaningful manufacturing career at Sentry Equipment.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Employee-Owner Profiles - Dave Hensler

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/14/19 8:01 AM

Many people describe Sentry Equipment as a workplace that feels like family, but for Dave Hensler, it’s more than just a feeling. Two years ago, Dave recruited his son Mitch to join the shop as a Workshop Technician.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Sarah Crossman

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/9/19 8:00 AM

Collaboration and communication is key to any good team. For Sarah Crossman, it’s the level of teamwork that Sentry Equipment’s employee ownership provides that keeps her excited to come to work every day.

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Topics: Company News