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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Employee-Owner Profiles - Tom Degrandt

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/7/19 8:01 AM

Tom Degrandt started working at Sentry Equipment before some of our newer employees were even born.

He joined the company as a finisher in July 1995 when he was just 20 years old because he wanted to learn how to weld and he wanted health insurance – two things his previous job couldn’t provide. He was offered a job at the end of his two-hour interview and never looked back. “Time flies when you're having fun,” he says.

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Top 5 Best Practices for 20+ Years of Safety

Posted by Canton Larson on 10/3/19 8:03 AM

Workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on an employer's bottom line. It’s estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for workers' compensation payments, medical expenses and costs for legal services. But indirect costs – including lost productivity, repairs to damaged equipment or property, and the cost of lower employee morale – can be just as damaging to a company.

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