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Midwest

Sentry Equipment

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vice president of operations
rick steinke notes that sentry
equipment is dedicated to best
practices.

meet nearly any application, anywhere. We have competitors in each of
the markets we work in, [but] not one
of them offers the product and service
breadth and depth that we can," he
adds. "We are a one-stop shop for all
of a company's sampling needs."

Agile Manufacturing
Sentry Equipment consolidated the operations it acquired in recent years into
a 67,000-square-foot facility in OconoWieber Machine Founded in 2011, Wieber Machine is a

progressive job shop located in the Howard Industrial Park
in Green Bay, WIsc. We specialize in short-run CNC milling
and CNC turning. We also accommodate production machining, fixture building, light assembly, and light fabrication work. We pride ourselves on fulfilling our customers'
requirements while maintaining an employee-focused
culture. Over the past 12 months our on-time delivery
average is 99.71 percent and our quality parts average is
99.94 percent. We recently celebrated five and a half years
without a lost-time accident. Our mission is to deliver parts
that meet or exceed our customers' specifications. Our
vision is to become an industry leading ISO-9001 certified
job shop, specializing in advance machining processes. At
Wieber Machine "We're in this together."

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mowoc. The company manufactures
sampling equipment to meet a number
of quality and regulatory standards, including 3-A dairy sanitation standards
and American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) specifications. The
facility is ISO 9000:2008 certified, and
is migrating to ISO 9000:2015 standards, which include a risk management standard, Steinke says.
The company's manufacturing processes include milling, turning and
welding. Sentry Equipment recently
added to its operations robotic welding and multi-tasking machines capable of both turning and milling. Welding is performed to ASME and other
industry standards.
The company works closely with
CNC equipment provider Mazak to
standardize its machines and train
employees. This includes regularly
sending staff members to Mazak's

Sentry Equipment maintains close ties to its
community. This includes involvement with
the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program as well as an organization that works
to immerse local high school students in
the manufacturing industry. The company
brings high school sophomores participating in the program into its facility, where
they are shown all aspect of its operations.
"Hopefully, this will lead them to a career
path in manufacturing," Vice President of
Operations Rick Steinke says.
The company also participates in
community activities including high school
robotics teams and highway cleanups, and
donates to local food pantries. "We believe
in showing benevolence to the community
and are generous with our time and money," he adds.

technology center in Schaumburg, Ill.,
for training.
Sentry Equipment operates manufacturing cells dedicated to each
of its manufacturing models. The
company produces products on
a make-to-order, make-to-stock,
engineered-to-order and configured-to-order basis. Machinists, assemblers and other manufacturing
personnel are cross-trained across
each of the cells. "We focus our factory on being very agile," Steinke says.


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