STEVENSVILLE, MD, April 14, 2016 – Heavy duty vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, today announced that its U.S. production facility located in Streator, Illinois, Stertil ALM, has been honored with the Manufacturing/Industry award from the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The award, which represents the second time Stertil ALM has received this accolade, was presented at a gala dinner recently, hosted by the Chamber and attended by the Mayor of Streator, Jimmy Lansford.
“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.
Dzuris commended the company for providing years of steady employment. In fact, Stertil ALM is the area’s third largest employer. The company also regularly brings in visitors from North America and Europe to get hands-on with its equipment and receive training on the broad range of heavy duty vehicle lifts produced in Streator. In turn, these guests help support and stimulate the local economy.
It’s all about being a good neighbor and giving back. In fact, over the past few years, Stertil ALM has undergone a major expansion, purchasing 4.8 acres of land and adding 36,000 square feet of work space. About 20 jobs have been added. The company previously won the Manufacturing/Industry award from the Chamber in 2012.
Noted Allan Pavlick, vice president of Stertil ALM, “This is a great community to work in. We are proud to be recognized for excellence by our host community.”
Added Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni USA, Inc., “Stertil ALM produces the highest quality products in the heavy duty lifting industry, all while providing outstanding business and employment opportunities in the region. It’s a win-win – one for the people of Streator and the other for our customers.”
Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck lifts – and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile column lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni is also installing DIAMOND LIFT across North America, a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. The DIAMOND LIFT is now also available in a “frame,” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois.