Stolle delivers its 200th Tetrad System￼
On Friday, 11 June, Stolle Machinery marked the delivery of the 200th Tetrad System, at Stolle Sidney in Ohio.
The Stolle Tetrad four-out conversion system was designed and developed at Stolle Sidney in Ohio, located a short drive north of Dayton in the US. Since the debut of the first machine in October of 1998, the delivery of the system to Ball representatives on 11 June was the 200th Tetrad system built.
Ball Corporation sent Chris Eaton, production manager and Mike Nadon, process support, from Ball, Bowling Green to receive the new machine. Joining them was Perry Ropp, principal product closure engineer, who has been involved with the buy-off of around 41 of the 80 Tetrad machines built at Stolle Sidney that are owned by Ball Corporation.
The Mayor of Sidney, Mardie Milligan, read a proclamation declaring the day to be 200th Stolle Tetrad day in the city of Sidney. Vice Mayor Steve Wagner and several other Sidney council members were on hand as well. The event also involved Stolle employees and their families, as well as members of the general public.
The Tetrad is a popular EOE system in the world due to its productivity and reliability. The Stolle Sidney facility currently employs almost 100 people while another 100 work at the Dayton Machining Center, where they produce over 65% of the high precision parts that are used in Stolle conversion system die sets.
Over $12.5M dollars have been invested in in high precision equipment and the latest in machining technology at the Dayton facility. A matching open house and tours were held at both the Dayton Machining Centre and the Stolle Sidney operation, and shuttles provided free transport between the two locations.