Our 50th year in business not only looks to the past, but plays an important part in our future. Phase one of our expansion began in September with the careful deconstruction and salvage of our family’s 113 year old barn. The barn will sacrifice it’s location for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility slated for completion in 2020. Like the barn built all those years ago, the new facility has the expectation of bringing our ability to produce well into the future. If we succeed in replicating its century + of importance to our future, the new facility will serve both our customers and our employees exceedingly well. Check back for more updates as this historic project moves forward.
10/19 The first phase of the deconstruction of the barn has been completed. The excavation company has cleared the former foundation and new fill is being placed for the new earthen bed. We’re hoping that the fill will be placed and completed prior to winter in order to settle during the change of seasons.
We are pleased to announce that, as a running change, we’ll be converting customer drawings and product to our new bolt-on swivel d-ring. This is the only d-ring that has both the benefit of being replaceable and easily added or relocated without welding. In fact the integrity of the d-ring doesn’t rely on welding at all because there isn’t any. The ring is supported by our C95700 aluminum bronze backer casting which provides precision machined, rust free, 90,000 PSI tensile strength with 20% elongation, which makes it an exceptionally tough solution. Both the d-ring itself and the attachment bracket are hot-dipped galvanized and the assembly is rated at a 9120# working load limit.
This d-ring also allows for an unobstructed deck and works particularly well with wider equipment that can sometimes wind up parked over a d-ring opening. All other d-rings are still available, but we know customers will appreciate this innovation and its advantages.
“We are products of our former selves.” This simple statement is powerful. It compels self- introspection and it integrates the uniqueness of an individual across an entire life.
Our founder, Charles Sauber, was a product of his former self. He was joyful, proud, persistent, and often brilliant. He taught us that there is no substitute for good, hard work, so that is what we do. We understand that doing things right, right now, will make us better in the future. We recognize that we are defined by those that came before us: raising families, building barns, pursuing ideas, pounding pavement, welding steel, raising buildings, all working together, across generations of time.
Therefore we honor our past and acknowledge our beginning: Founder’s Day will be a new, annual company paid holiday for our employees, falling on the 3rd Friday of January, the anniversary of our date of incorporation. Employees are encouraged to take this day to reflect on what this past means to them, and how they can honor it through their work. Every day we work together, we are defining what our Company is to become.