We passed the ISO Audit with Flying Colors!

ISO 9001 Audit Stern Rubber Company recently completed their annual surveillance audit for their ISO 9001:2008 registration.  To maintain their registration, they are required to go through an annual surveillance audit, and a full recertification audit every three years.  The recertification audit will be performed in June of 2016. ISO 9001 is an international recognized […]

Bonding Rubber To Metal Or Other Substrates

Rubber To Metal Bonding Bonding rubber to metal or other substrates, is a process that is our backbone at Stern Rubber Company, and is done at both of our facilities in Staples, Minnesota, and Aitkin, Minnesota.  The term rubber to metal bonding is a generic phrase that employs the process of chemically bonding an elastomer […]

Natural Rubber – From a Gooey Sap To A Usable Material

Natural rubber used at Stern Rubber Company is made from a natural source as it is tree sap.  Many consumers think that all rubber is associated with natural rubber, but natural rubber is only one type of rubber which includes different synthetic rubbers like EPDM, Silicone, Polychloroprene, Flourocarbon, Butyl, SBR, and Nitrile. Natural rubber, which […]

QA Gets New “Digs”

Stern Rubber Company’s Quality Assurance Dept. is moving into a newly remodeled space.  The company has added a significant amount of equipment to this department in the last few years, and they had outgrown their room. Once the building addition was completed in January, the trimming and deflashing departments were moved into the new addition […]

Stern Rubber Company Adds NorMec Splicing Press

Stern Rubber Company adds NorMec Splicing Press Stern Rubber Company is adding to its capabilities by purchasing a Normec Automatic Splicing Press.  This will be used to make gaskets by joining the ends of an extrusion, to form a continuous gasket or seal.  This press and process will replace the manual process of gluing extrusions. […]

Added Capacity With Another Desma Injection Press

Stern Rubber Company is adding to its capacity by adding an additional Desma injection molding press.  The new press is an Alpha 250, which has 250 metric tons of clamp pressure.  This press will be outfitted with a 2000 ccm (cubic centimeter) injection unit, and is customized to allow it to run a rotating core bar, […]

Meet Stern Employee Keri Kuklok

Meet Our Employee Keri Kuklok Keri was born in Long Prairie, Minnesota and grew up in Motley, Minnesota.  Both Motley and Long Prairie are neighboring towns to Staples, where Stern Rubber Company is located. Keri now lives only five miles from where she grew up, south of Motley, near Lincoln, Minnesota.  Keri studied architectural construction technology […]

American Valve & Hydrant Supplier Of The Year

In May, Stern Rubber Company sent a team to visit our customer, American Valve and Hydrant in Beaumont, Texas; to accept the Supplier of the Year Award in the Molded Rubber Category for excellence in delivery and quality. American Valve and Hydrant gives this award to one supplier in each of their purchasing categories. Stern […]

Minnesota Makes Big Waves When It Comes To The Fishing Opener

Our team members at Stern Rubber Company are planning on taking advantage of the Minnesota Walleye fishing opener, happening May 9, 2015. Even our governor, Mark Dayton, is taking advantage of this huge event in Minnesota.  Last year, Mark Dayton fished on Gull Lake, which is about thirty minutes to the east of our location […]

Quality Assurance Manager Job Opening

Stern Rubber Company in Staples, Minnesota is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager for our rubber manufacturing company.  This QA manager will be responsible for managing the Quality Department of an ISO 9001 Certified Company, managing our quality team, and providing Quality Assurance support for our three locations, to our customers and suppliers. Responsibilities Develop, implement […]