Stowers’ Machine Demo Day 2016

More than 500 folks turned out for Stowers’ Machine Demo Day April 29 to experience machine demonstrations and get to know Stowers’ people a little bit better. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a little bit of what happened: 1. A Trimble machine control and guidance technology demo by SITECH allowed Demo Day attendees to operate excavators and dozers equipped with this technology.         2. We used ProductLink and VisionLink to monitor the performance of the machines that were operating on the yard just outside the exhibits tent, so attendees could better understand the value offered by equipment [read more…]

Caterpillar adds spaces to further technology in 3D printing and innovation

On March 31, Caterpillar celebrated the grand opening of three new innovation spaces at its Global Research & Development Center in Mossville, Illinois. Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman, Chief Technology Officer/Vice President Gwenne Henricks, and Vice Presidents George Taylor and Tana Utley welcomed guests and expressed their excitement about this investment in the next generation of Caterpillar innovation. “Our 3D printing future is exciting — from castings to parts to other larger possibilities,” said Oberhelman.  “The Accelerator is going to move us farther even faster with so many innovations. I can’t wait to see the results — for Caterpillar and for [read more…]

Freddy Bersaglia reflects on 45 years

When an especially old piece of Cat® equipment comes into the Stowers Machinery shop, one man in particular is often called on to help. Freddy Bersaglia, celebrating 45 years with Stowers this year, relishes the times his expertise is needed. “We still get old equipment and I get calls every now and then, like how to set the racks,” Bersaglia said. “I like calls like that.” His wealth of knowledge grew over the years, starting in 1970 with his first position at Stowers working on used equipment. Bersaglia had been working at an auto body shop in Kentucky, where he’s from, when [read more…]