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KSI Conveyors

systems and other components. The
company maintains roughly $6 million
worth of inventory, which it uses to assemble custom-designed systems.
"We practice just-in-time manufacturing as much as we can, but keep a
minimum amount of parts on hand for
top-ticket items," CFO Neal Kellenberger says. "We let our sales drive our inventory, and that's what helps us keep it
down." The company typically turns over
its inventory three to five times a year.
All of the systems assembled and sold
by the company are closely inspected
and tested. KSI Conveyors also regularly conducts limited pilot releases of
many of its products before they go into
wider production.
"I think it's crucial that we stand behind our products, whether they are

sold through our distribution and dealer network or direct to customers,"
Kaeb says. "We take responsibility for
our products and make sure they meet
customers' expectations."

Working Together
Kellenberger credits the company's internal culture with much of its success.
"I'm proud of the fact that we care about
our people," he says. "I come from a background in the accounting world where
every person is a number; here, it's much
more about caring about everyone as a
person. Your fellow employees become
a part of your regular work life here; our
whole company works together like a single body. With over 100 employees, culture has been the key to maintaining our
integrity and service edge."

Midwest

KSI Conveyors' staff works to not only
better the company and its customers,
but also the communities in which it
works. "One of our values is to put others first," Kaeb says.
Each staff member is given 40 hours
of paid time off annually to participate
in humanitarian-related programs. "We
want our employees to take time to help
others, and this is our way to make it possible for them to do that," he adds. mt
Teguar is a leading provider of cutting-edge industrial

and medical computer solutions. Teguar Computers are
not your run-of-the-mill consumer PCs which dominate
mass markets. Our industrial and medical computers are
specially designed to provide reliable performance in the
most demanding environments/applications.
At Teguar, we believe in putting the customer first,
listening before we speak, and guiding each client at
every step of the way. We strive for "Excellence" in every
customer interaction, whether it be an e-mail, phone call,
or face-to-face meeting. Our goal is to help our customers
achieve theirs.

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