Stertil ALM has once again been recognized for outstanding leadership in the business community in its hometown of Streator, Illinois.The manufacturer of Stertil-Koni’s heavy duty lifts was honored with the Manufacturing/Industry award from the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry at a gala dinner recently. Stertil ALM was previously recognized with the Manufacturing/Industry award from the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012.
Allan Pavlick, VP of Stertil ALM and Jack Dzuris, the executive director of the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
“Stertil ALM is an outstanding business in our community and we are very pleased to recognize their contributions,” said Jack Dzuris, the executive director of the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Stertil ALM is the area’s third largest employer. In fact, 92 percent of the facility’s employees live in the community. Many more visitors come to town to take advantage of the facility’s new training center and to learn about the latest in heavy duty lifting. Those guests stay in area hotels and eat at local restaurants, helping to support the local economy, Dzuris noted.
“This is a great community to work in,” said Allan Pavlick, vice president of Stertil ALM.
The area’s manufacturing base is a solid source of skilled and unskilled labor. The local community college offers training in many of the necessary skills, and the local high school has a robust internship program.
The past few years have been exciting ones for Stertil ALM, as the company has completed major expansion projects. Some 4.8 acres of land was purchased and a 36,000 square foot addition was completed. About 20 jobs were added.
The facility draws on a wide range of skills, including machining, lathe turning, welding, painting, assembly work, and more.
“We are proud that our manufacturing facility in Streator has been recognized for excellence by its host community,” said Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni.
“Stertil ALM produces the highest quality products in heavy duty lifting, while providing outstanding employment opportunities in the region and serving as a good neighbor.”
Stertil ALM employees pose with awards
While other companies have outsourced more of their operations overseas, the Stertil Group has doubled the number of employees in Streator in recent years, building on its commitment to business in America, DellAmore noted.