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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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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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Sentry Equipment featured in Manufacturing Today magazine

Posted by Krista Drager on 8/24/16 8:30 AM

Sentry Equipment plays an essential role in the operations of its customers. “We are a manufacturer that helps other manufacturers improve their processes,” explains Rick Steinke, Sentry Equipment VP of Operations.

Steinke’s broad statement sums up the essence of the company’s pivotal role in providing representative sampling solutions for a variety of industries, including power generation, oil & gas, food & beverage, chemical & petrochemical, cement, mining and pharmaceutical.

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Safety first: The benefits of partnering with a safe manufacturer

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/24/16 10:22 AM

In March, our company celebrated an almost unheard-of safety record of 17 years without a lost-time incident in our factory. This is due to numerous safety policies and the care our employee-owners take in ensuring safety. 

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The Good Jobs helps attract good people

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 9/30/15 10:00 AM

Sentry Equipment Corp seeks to attract the best talent to become employee-owners. As an employee-owned company, our team fully appreciates the value of every customer and the importance of every relationship – taking pride in everything we do, delivering on our promises and standing behind our commitments.

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Why Does Employee Ownership Matter?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/29/15 10:00 AM

In 1985, Sentry Equipment Corp owners Dick and Mary Henszey had the vision and foresight to ensure the company and employees would continue to thrive. They did this by beginning the process of shifting ownership of the company to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

The plan, designed to secure the company’s and employees’ future, transferred ownership from the Henszeys to all employees over a period of time, with the Henszeys personally guaranteeing the financial obligation associated with the transfer of ownership. While ESOPs were not an entirely new concept, this method of ensuring the financing was creative, and eventually became a model for other ESOP companies.

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