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The Monitor Will Be On Hiatus Until Fall

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 8/2/17 2:15 PM

We’re taking a hiatus from posting regularly on The Monitor to work on exciting new developments like a completely redesigned website, building a resource library and fresh content. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn more about sampling and process monitoring while we pause the blog.

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Topics: Company News

Process Monitoring Tech Center: World-Class Expertise Right Where You Need It

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/19/17 2:30 PM

As Texas ramps up crude oil production and a “resilient” oil and gas industry is expected to see slow but steady growth in 2017 and beyond, it’s more critical than ever that these refining and petrochemical plants have the technologies and expertise they need to meet demand.

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Topics: Company News, Oil & Gas, Hydrocarbon Processing

Employee-Owner Profiles - Chris Heinecke

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/12/17 2:00 PM

Sixteen years ago, Chris Heinecke was doing what he loved as a mechanic at an auto shop. He enjoyed the work, but wasn’t sure if it was the right career path for him. When a friend joined Sentry Equipment and recruited him to join the company as an assembler in 2001, he jumped at the chance to take on a bigger challenge.

Now he’s a class A electromechanical assembler, working with electric parts and mechanicals for Sentry’s Steam and Water Analysis System (SWAS) panels.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Rich Gaffney

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 6/14/17 9:52 AM

Employee-Owner Profiles is a new feature that will highlight members of our team. As an employee-owned company, Sentry Equipment believes that employee ownership makes a difference. Our employee-owners are dedicated to hard work, positive results and continual improvement and innovation to provide our customers the highest quality products and services.

Rich Gaffney loved to play with Legos as a kid, and he wanted to be a machinist like his dad or an architect like Mike Brady from The Brady Bunch. He liked the idea of building something with his hands that would last a long time.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Joe Kreinus

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 5/31/17 2:00 PM

Employee-Owner Profiles is a new feature that will highlight members of our team. As an employee-owned company, Sentry Equipment believes that employee ownership makes a difference. Our employee-owners are dedicated to hard work, positive results and continual improvement and innovation to provide our customers the highest quality products and services.

Growing up in West Allis, WI, Joe Kreinus learned three lessons in life: Work hard, do what’s right and earn what you get. Those values are now the backbone of his work philosophy as the Director of Applications Engineering and Customer Service at Sentry Equipment.

“What I like most is meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations,” he says. “I want to help them be comfortable with the relationship they have with us and develop a close connection.”

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Karen Jones

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 5/24/17 2:00 PM

Employee-Owner Profiles is a new feature that will highlight members of our team. As an employee-owned company, Sentry Equipment believes that employee ownership makes a difference. Our employee-owners are dedicated to hard work, positive results and continual improvement and innovation to provide our customers the highest quality products and services.

Materials Manager Karen Jones grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, as one of six children in a loud house that favored shouting over each other to listening to each other, with neighbors who were rumored to be connected to the Mob. In other words, a far cry from the cornfields and pastures of southeastern Wisconsin.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Marcease Warren

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 5/3/17 3:00 PM

Employee-Owner Profiles is a new feature that will highlight members of our team. As an employee-owned company, Sentry Equipment believes that employee ownership makes a difference. Our employee-owners are dedicated to hard work, positive results and continual improvement and innovation to provide our customers the highest quality products and services.

Marcease Warren joined Sentry Equipment 10 years ago through the engineering co-op program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he was majoring in mechanical engineering. When he drove out to the company headquarters 45 minutes west of Milwaukee for the first time, the Palatine, Ill. native felt like he was leaving everything familiar behind. But he was immediately impressed by the welcoming atmosphere from the top down.

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Topics: Company News

3 Ways Customers Benefit From Employee Ownership

Posted by Brian Baker on 1/18/17 10:30 AM

Why should customers care whether they buy from employee-owned companies or not? Typically, customers receive greater value when working with an employee-owned company. Pride of employee ownership produces a culture that benefits their customers. That pride positively impacts the employee culture in attitude, engagement and communication with their customers.

Overall, employee owners care more, work harder and serve customers better than non-employee owners because they have a financial stake in the customers’ experience and are committed to their ongoing satisfaction. Following are three ways customers benefit from an employee-owned company culture:

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Topics: Company News

Sentry Equipment Featured by Business in Focus Magazine

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/30/16 11:30 AM

For food and beverage manufacturers, finding a solution to a processing problem goes beyond consulting internal resources to seeking industry experts. To understand a processing problem, representative sampling may be at the heart of diagnosing it accurately and reliably. To have confidence in solving the problem, partner with a strategic food and beverage sampling supplier that understands it and can provide insights to solve it.

“My job is to go out and look for market problems that exist that we can help solve – whether that is by developing a new product, partnering with a different company and bringing our customers different solutions, or even acquiring other businesses that extend the Sentry brand to provide a wider range of solutions to our customer,” explained Industry Manager AJ Naber in a recent interview with Business In Focus magazine.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Company News

What Does an Advanced Manufacturing Plant Look Like?

Posted by Rick Steinke on 11/9/16 11:50 AM

Today’s manufacturing has changed in recent years to promote quality, innovation and productivity. As a result, customers are demanding more from their suppliers. They want manufacturing partners with an advanced manufacturing plant with more capabilities.

In addition to an organized, orderly, clean and safe environment, customers want products from advanced manufacturing plants that use the latest production equipment and processes to employ agile, flexible and smart manufacturing. They want the benefits of the facilities that use advanced technologies for improved product quality, reduced costs and on-time production and delivery.

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Topics: Company News