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Mark Russ Employs Heart, Head and Hands to Get the Job Done

Before joining the Eaglestone team in 2013, Mark Russ learned to problem solve by working in assembly, construction and remodeling. When a friend told him about an opening in our assembly department, Mark was eager to give it a try. He liked the idea of having steady work in a smaller organization. It wasn’t long […]

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Fighting Contamination Beyond the Production Line

According to a joint study by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the average financial impact of a recall is $10 million in direct costs to the food manufacturer, plus damage to the brand and lost sales. That is why you would never think of using conveyors and other food processing equipment that is […]

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See the Eaglestone Difference for Yourself at Pack Expo 2018

Are you as excited about PACK EXPO 2018 as everyone here at Eaglestone? We can’t wait to get to Chicago this October 14-17 to see what’s new and exciting in our industry. Since the last show in Chicago back in 2016, we’ve paid attention when our customers spoke about their unique food packaging applications and challenges. […]

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Laser Etching Produces Sanitation-Friendly Info Tags

Here’s the thing. Labeling and food handling aren’t always a good mix. The most common methods for affixing information to equipment involves either paper labels or engraved steel tags spot-welded or bolted onto the machinery. Neither is the best idea in certain industries, especially food production and pharmaceuticals. Paper labels can be torn or ripped […]

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Benito Cuevas Actually Enjoys the Daily Grind

Benito Cuevas is known around the shop as a hard worker with a great attitude. He began his career with us over 15 years ago. His dedication and willingness to learn and grow helped him gain his current position as Lead Grinder. Becoming a master of the grinding machine is a big leap from his […]

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Don’t Let Contamination Send Food Safety Down the Tube

In the Sanitation Wars, the best strategy is to deny the battlefield to the enemy. Bacteria will take every opportunity to hide in any nook and cranny available to them in a food packaging system. This includes places that are supposedly sealed off. That is why many food packaging organizations are moving away from tubular […]

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How Continuous Improvement Helps Eaglestone Accommodate Growth

When we first opened our doors here in St. Charles, IL, we originally had our office headquarters, parts cutting, machining, welding and assembly teams all in one location. But over time, our business grew and the number of orders increased, so we purchased a nearby facility to house our assembly department and laser and water […]

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Turn Things Around with an Eaglestone Washdown Turntable

Sometimes simple is better. Take our Washdown Turntables, for example. The basic turntable concept has been used in food processing plants for many years. That’s because the uncomplicated design does the job perfectly with minimum hassle and expense. And while automated packing is becoming more common, our Washdown Turntables continue to be a very necessary […]

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New Flow Mach 2 Waterjet Cuts Through Steel Like Butter

Water is usually recognized as a universal solvent. Given enough time, drops of water will cut through mountains of solid rock. Imagine what happens when you crank up the pressure to 60,000 psi! A stream with that kind of force behind it will cut with ease through glass, plastic, aluminum and even steel. In fact, […]

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Miguel Perez: On the Cutting Edge

Before a friend mentioned to him that there was an opening at Eaglestone, most of Miguel Perez’s work experience was in restaurants. But being mechanically inclined by nature made Miguel jump at the chance to work with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. Now, twelve years later, Miguel is in charge of the Laser and Waterjet Department, overseeing […]

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