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Sentry Equipment
www.sentry-equip.com / HQ: Oconomowoc, Wis. / Rick Steinke, VP of operations: "We're a
very specialized company that does something that is very important for your quality of life."

sentry equipment says its
engineering capabilities
are among its greatest
strengths.

Quality Control

sentry's representative sampling products
help clients optimize processes. by jim harris

Sentry products play an essential
role in the manufacturing operations
of its customers. "We are a manufacturer that helps other manufacturers improve their processes,"
says Rick Steinke, vice president
of operations of the Oconomowoc,
Wis.-based company.
The company manufactures equipment to capture and analyze representative steam, water, solid, powder, gas,
liquid or slurry samples directly from
its customers' process streams. Markets served by the company include
power generation, oil and gas, food and
beverage, chemical and petrochemical, cement, mining and pharmaceutical. "Whether it's someone producing
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gasoline or consumer products such
as shampoo, ice cream or orange juice,
we have the ability to tap into their
process stream and capture a representative sample for reliable and accurate quality analysis," Steinke adds.
"We help our customers make sure
their products are being manufactured
within specification and regulations,
all while keeping their operators safe
and protecting the environment and
their plant assets."
The sampling equipment manufactured by Sentry Equipment is installed directly into its customers'
process streams. Sampling solutions
can be engineered and customized
to each customer's specific manufac-

Midwest

turing environment. "We can look
at their application and tell them the
type of equipment we can engineer
to perform reliable and accurate sampling in a particular part of their operation," Steinke says. "We have the
deep engineering expertise to advise
customers the best way to capture a
representative sample in any part of
their process."
Sentry Equipment's engineering
capabilities are among its greatest
strengths. "We have very well-respected engineers throughout all the
industries we serve," he adds.
The company has installations
in every state as well as in 55 countries. "We've touched your life today,
whether through production of electricity or through a glass of orange
juice," Steinke says. "We're a very
specialized company that does something that is very important for your
quality of life."

'A One-Stop Shop'
Sentry Equipment began diversifying
its customer base in 2003. Previously,
the company had mainly served the
energy sector, but "learned its lesson
the hard way" following the collapse
of energy company Enron in 2001,
Steinke says.
Much of the company's diversification came as a result of acquisition. The company continues to seek
growth opportunities through acquisition as well as organically. Within
the past few years, the company also
has aggressively focused on new product development, which has worked
to improve its existing product lines
as well as develop new products to
serve the needs of its markets.
The diversity of the Sentry brand
and its market sectors allows it to
stand out in its field. "We have a broad
portfolio of products that can


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