Bassmasters Comes to Minnesota

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and home of some of the best fishing in the world.  And last week, one of Minnesota’s best lakes was put in the spotlight.  Located about 20 miles south of Stern Rubber’s Aitkin location is Mille Las Lake, which played host last weekend to the Bass Pro Shops, […]

Stern Rubber Achieves ISO/TS 16949:2009 Registration

After months of work, Stern Rubber Company has received certification of registration to ISO/TS 16949:2009 for rubber compounding, as well as the molding and bonding of custom rubber products.  Stern Rubber has been registered to ISO 9001:2008 for 3 years.  During their recertification this year, the quality system was expanded to meet the additional requirements […]

Tornado strikes Morrison County area

As the summer slowly comes to an end in central Minnesota, large storms continue to still affect the area.  With a year that already brought record rain in July (that we highlighted in an earlier segment), high winds, and a great deal of damage in August, it is only fitting that September would have a […]

Aitkin Facility Addition

Last week, we officially broke ground on a building addition to our facility in Aitkin.   We are doubling the size of the facility, taking it from 10,000 square feet to 20,000.  When this is completed, we plan to move some projects from our Staples plant, as we need the room in Staples for new projects. […]

2016 International Rolle Bolle Tournament

The 2016 Annual International Rolle Bolle (row-lee bow-lee) Tournament was held August 11-14 at two different venues, one in Marshall, Minnesota and the other in Ghent, Minnesota, which is known as the Rolle Bolle Capital of the World.  The event was hosted by Chauncey Welvaert and his team of volunteers. The International brings in Canadians […]

Injection Molding

In the last two weeks, we wrote about the 3 main types of molding that we do at Stern Rubber Company: compression, transfer and injection.  This week, we will discuss injection molding in detail. Injection molding is different from transfer or compression molding, in that it takes a specific injection molding press.  This type of […]

Transfer Molding

Last week, we wrote about the 3 main types of molding that we do at Stern Rubber Company: compression, transfer and injection.  Last week we discussed compression, and this week, we will cover transfer molding. Transfer molding is similar to compression molding, as they are run the same presses.  These presses are run at high […]

Compression Molding

Here at Stern Rubber, we do 3 main types of molding: compression, transfer and injection.  Over the next 3 blogs, I will describe each of them in detail, and will start with compression molding. Compression molding is the most simple of the three, as you load rubber into the cavity, close the tool, squeeze out […]

Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K – Mud, Sweat & Fears

On the second Saturday of July each year, Mount Ski Gull, northwest of Brainerd, hosts the Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K.  The race is made up of over 20 insane obstacles spread out over a 3.2 mile course covered in hills, mud and challenges!  Some of these challenges include water slides, rope swings, mud pits, and […]

Mother Nature Is At It Again in Central Minnesota!

On July 12th, 2015 Central Minnesota was hit with a massive thunderstorm with hurricane force winds.  The storm caused millions of dollars of damage to buildings and trees, including 3 of the largest resorts in the area, Madden’s Resort, Cragun’s Resort and Grand View Lodge.  Some of the golf courses owned by these resorts were […]