Building Efficiency. Growing Economies.

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Their ingenuity builds stronger economies in their organizations, in their communities, and around the world. We’re helping manufacturers succeed with technology solutions that connect them. Manufacturers are the unsung heroes of invention and innovation. Read more...

McMartin Farms Improves Profitability With GPS System From Stone’s

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McMartin Farms in St. Thomas, North Dakota, grows mainly sugar beets, wheat, soybeans and corn. They use a GPS system in their trucks and pickups. “It has helped our profitability,” says Farm Manager Eric Eischens. “By monitoring trip times, wait times and bottlenecks, we can increase the number of loads we haul each day. We can even reroute trucks if lines are too long at the elevator or the piler. Once drivers understood the benefits, they were completely on board. After all, we can make better use of their time, and we can address truck breakdowns very quickly. GPS tracking simply helps us to manage our resources better.” Read more...

R.J. Zavoral & Sons Puts Stone’s GPS System To Work For Them

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R.J. Zavoral & Sons has been moving earth in the Red River Valley since 1951. Headquartered in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, they use a GPS system to track dump trucks, semi tractors and pickups. As the company has grown, it has become common to work many projects at the same time, sometimes over a huge geographic area. According to Dave Zavoral, “it comes down to improved safety and competitive bids. We experience fewer accidents because drivers are held accountable, and we are able to give confident, accurate bids because we can easily predict our fuel and maintenance costs. It actually helps a lot that we save money when our vehicles are driven correctly.” Read more...

Manufacturer Doubles Size Of Facility, Deploys MOTOTRBO™ Radios For Increased Coverage.

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When a large international manufacturer doubled the size of its plant, the existing two-way radio system was’t going the distance. Unreliable communications can compromise plant efficiency, creating negative impact on team collaboration, employee productivity and even plant safety. The company deployed a MOTOTRBO digital radio system that provides crisp, clear audio throughout the coverage area, greater call capacity and multiple talk groups to reduce interference. Today, plant efficiency and safety is on track, allowing the company to continue its quest to provide green energy at an affordable price. Read more...