The Best 19th Hole in Minnesota

In this blog back in October, we discussed the championship golf courses that in the area of the state where Stern Rubber has its plants.  Those golf courses included Deacon’s Lodge, 4 courses at Madden’s Resort including the Social 9, Pine Beach East, Pine Beach West, and The Classic, 45 holes at Cragun’s Resort including the […]

Stern Rubber Completes Audit to TS 16949:2009

Stern Rubber completed its Registration Audit for registration to TS 16949:2009 on June 23rd.  The company has been registered to ISO 9001:2008 for 3 years, so also went through its annual surveillance audit for that standard.  This audit was completed by Eagle Registrations, Inc.  Completing this audit was a relief as it came after many […]

Stern Rubber Announces Expansion in Aitkin, MN

With the recent purchase of Stern Rubber by ZhongLi Corporation, things continue to change and expand at both of our locations.  Most recently our company just approved a $1.26 million dollar building addition to our Aitkin facility, expanding our current plant from 10,000 square feet to 20,000, and adding 10 new positions within the facility. […]

Tubing the Crow Wing River

With temperatures continuing to rise here in northern Minnesota, there are many fun ways to stay cool in the hot summer sun.  There is boating, water skiing, and swimming.  Yet one thing that is unique to the Staples area is river tubing. Located about 12 miles northeast of Staples, is a small village, with nothing […]

Meet Our New HR Coordinator: Rick Soder

Rick was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in several different places including, California and Washington.  Although Rick spent his time all over the country, he returned to Minnesota and graduated from Staples/Motley high school.  After graduating, Rick joined the US Army, and from December of 1995 to December of 1999, he was deployed on […]

Meet Our New Employee Shelly Maschler

Shelly is one of our newest team members at Stern Rubber Company, and has joined our customer service department, and works as a project coordinator. As project coordinator, Shelly has many different responsibilities.  She works directly with many of our customers to ensure the service and quality Stern strives for, meets their standards.  Along with […]

Stern Rubber Goes Platinum with Arctic Cat

One of our largest customers here at Stern Rubber is the recreational vehicle manufacturer, Arctic Cat.  Best known for their snowmobiles, ATV’s and Side X Sides, many don’t realize that some of the parts on their machines come from our plant here in Staples.  Although many Arctic Cat users don’t connect the dots between their […]

Leadercast 2016

Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world.  It is held in Atlanta, GA, and is simulcast to 100,000+ people in hundreds of host site locations all over the world.  This year it was simulcast in nearly all 50 states, and in 20 countries. There has been a Leadercast host site in […]

American Valve Annual March of Dimes Golf Tournament

On Sunday, May 1st, a group from Stern Rubber traveled to Texas to take part in the American Valve & Hydrant Golf Tournament that supports the March of Dimes.  It was held at Wildwood Golf Course, which is about 40 miles north of Beaumont. 2016 was the 20th annual AVH golf tournament, so it was […]

Landscaping With Rubber

With this early spring here in northern Minnesota, many of us begin to think about sprucing up our yards and doing some landscaping.  Well one way to get a good start on this, is with rubber.  I know it may seem crazy, but recycled rubber products, made mainly from tires, can be used to improve […]