Category Archives: Manufacturing Industry

Prepare for Success

People want to be successful.  In order to be successful, you must have the right mindset.  You must be determined and willing to work hard to achieve what you want.  Know what you are great at doing and do it.  … Continue reading

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Being Thankful

A great way to stay positive and uplifting to others is remembering to be thankful for what we have and appreciative of others around us.   Being thankful is a choice.  Research has shown to be thankful and appreciative of what … Continue reading

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A3 Problem Solving

  Back in 2013, Stern Companies had the opportunity to collaborate with Enterprise Minnesota on a new Growth Acceleration Program (GAP) offered to Minnesota manufacturing companies to increase operational efficiencies and promote growth within the company.  SCI took advantage of … Continue reading

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APQP

“Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry”.  Many companies use this process to ensure customer satisfaction is being met with new products or with existing product revisions.  This process … Continue reading

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Polymer Components

We are your SINGLE source for polymer components. Stern Companies can help you by eliminating the efforts needed to find the best, suitable source for your product.  We are here to work for you.  The Customer is at the heart … Continue reading

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Safety in Rotomolding

Safety in Rotomolding presents some unique challenges. From heat stress to head injuries there are multiple opportunities to go out on “injured reserve” as they say in the big leagues. SCI is looking at ways to prevent injuries through training … Continue reading

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Major Manufacturing Milestones Celebrated in 2015

This year is a big one at Stern Companies, Inc., as we celebrate 20 successful years in business. But we’re not the only ones celebrating lately! A number of well-known manufacturers and brands are celebrating milestones this year, and we … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Lean Strategy, as Featured in RotoWorld Magazine

Meeting customer expectations and satisfaction is an all-important focus here at Stern Companies, a quality driven global sourcing and manufacturing specialist for polymer products and assemblies. We choose to act in ways that add value for clients, whether that involves … Continue reading

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The Exercise Equipment Market

As people have become more aware of the benefits of exercise, the fitness equipment industry has gone from steady to booming. When it comes to fitness equipment, no other place on Earth spends more money than the market in North … Continue reading

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Snowmobile Sales Are Up As Trails Officially Open in Minnesota

Statistics reveal that snowmobiles are selling at a faster rate than a year ago, which means that more people than ever will celebrate the recent opening of Minnesota’s snowmobile trails (as long as there is snow). Popularity of Snowmobiles While … Continue reading

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