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Stinar began developing its
modular units in the spring
of 2021 and had prototypes
completed later that year.
" We redesigned our lavatory carts and
our potable water carts to fit on these
units, (and) married them together, "
Kruckeberg says. " If you take the wheels
off our carts, it actually drops on the
back of these chassis.
" It's made things a lot faster and
From left, Jason Johnson, VP of
business development; Brandon
manager; Amy Hinzmann, CFO/
COO; and Craig Kruckeberg, CEO/
CVO, accepted Stinar's Product
Leader of the Year recognition.
smoother for us, " he
adds. " We already have
the carts - we've had
the lav carts and the potable
water carts and everything. We just
needed a power unit to put under it. "
The power unit is also capable of pulling
equipment, such as Stinar's wagon.
The modular wagon unit can accept
the same carts and accessories the
" With our system, you don't need
a tug. You've got the power unit, and
you could put a maintenance modular
system on the power unit. Then if you
want to pull the potable water unit at the
same time, you can, " Kruckeberg says.
" Or, if you don't want to pull anything -
there's a lot of people that don't want you
pulling anything around their aircraft -
you just swap it out and drive right up to
it with a small, electric unit. "
To develop its modular units further,
Stinar is working to build its own modular
chassis in-house. The company,
which had been located in Eagan, Minn.,
has relocated to Blooming Prairie, Minn.,
where its 22 employees are operating out
of a 65,000-square-foot facility built and
designed for manufacturing.
" We have the ability, with our new
facility, to start building our own
chassis, " says Kruckeberg, noting
the company plans to add another
55,000 square feet in the spring of 2023.
Stinar has developed modular potable
water, passenger transport, maintenance,
lavatory service, refuse and
flush and fill units to fit their chassis
This allows most ground service at
FBOs and regional airports to be performed,
Johnson explains, adding the
versatility of an interchangeable system
provides value to customers.
" I think of it like a cell phone charger.
When you buy a cell phone, you've got
your plug that you plug into the wall, and
then you get all the different adapters
because every new phone out there is
making proprietary plug-ins. It's nice just
to have the one plug-in with the multitipped
end, " Johnson says.
" We've really got the plug-in, which
is our unit - our chassis or our wagon,
and we've got the multi-tips with our
baggage carriers, our lavatory and water
carts, our stairs, our lifts, " Johnson says.
" It's exciting to see what this is going to
bring to us. "
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of may2022
Editor's Note: How Should We Address the Labor Shortage?
Key Considerations for Effective Ramp Communication
Stinar LLC: 2022 Product Leader of the Year
Kenny Gibson: 2022 Team Leader of the Year
Rudy Yates: 2022 Lifetime Achievement
Water Barrier Filters Drop In
Africa's Business Aviation Potential
PCA Hose Extending and Retracting Made Easy
Historical Highlights of the GSE Industry
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may2022 - Editor's Note: How Should We Address the Labor Shortage?
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may2022 - Business Buzz
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may2022 - Key Considerations for Effective Ramp Communication
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may2022 - Stinar LLC: 2022 Product Leader of the Year
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may2022 - Kenny Gibson: 2022 Team Leader of the Year
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may2022 - Rudy Yates: 2022 Lifetime Achievement
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may2022 - Water Barrier Filters Drop In
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may2022 - Africa's Business Aviation Potential
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may2022 - PCA Hose Extending and Retracting Made Easy
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may2022 - Product Hangar
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may2022 - Historical Highlights of the GSE Industry
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