Sto Corp., a world leader in cladding, coating, and restoration systems, recently completed a year and a half project to upgrade and automate its Dry Production Process at its Atlanta plant location.

“The investment targeted improving employee safety and their work environment, increasing daily production output and eliminating manual tasks,” said David Boivin, Sto Corp.’s CEO. “These improvements translate into greater manufacturing efficiency and continued high quality production of Sto materials for the commercial and residential marketplace.” Sto Corp. also operates manufacturing facilities in Glendale (Phoenix), Ariz., and Rutland, Vt.

Project Manager Kirk LaDuke developed the process concepts, implemented and managed the entire project. The new systems features state-of-the-art material preparation and transporting, PLC controlled precision material weighing technology and high-speed packaging including UltraSonic Bag sealing.

The main packaging technology incorporated was designed and furnished by the German-based company, Haver Fillings Systems Inc., while material mixing and transport systems were designed and furnished by U.S.-based Shick Tube-Veyor. “It was important for Sto to use the best available systems in this upgrade to ensure continuity in production and service to the customer,” said Marty Parker, vice president of operations.

Plant Manager Jerry Haller and his team successfully commissioned the system and the process has been producing record levels of finished product since start up.