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Optimizing Your Maintenance Program

Stern Company offers products coupled with the right services and education to enhance performance. Our goal is to help you at every touch point of your operation, to improve your productivity, prolong component life and reduce costs.

Oil Analysis:

Machines require oil the same way the human body requires blood. Much like blood, oil needs to be tested regularly to ensure everything is performing to the highest expectations. It is important to understand the health status of your equipment and maximize your oil consumption. 

Oil analysis through Stern Company informs our clients on both the condition of the oil and the condition of the component in which it is used.  Take the guess work out of your preventative maintenance program by utilizing used oil analysis to enhance longevity and performance. 

Without utilizing this tool, you may run into unplanned downtime and expensive repairs. Get the most out of your oil by contacting one of our service representatives to build a customized plan for you.

Plant Studies:

If you are looking to maximize productivity in your business or operation, consider utilizing Stern Company’s plant study program.  We offer a variety of services to ensure your operation is achieving the highest level of efficiency to enhance your preventative and predictive maintenance program.  Our staff are trained to be consultants in the following areas:

  • Product selection and consolidation
  • Leakage control and reclamation
  • Material handling/dispensing efficiencies
  • Energy-saving opportunities
  • Lubrication devices
  • Contamination control
  • Cleanliness of fluids

After a facility assessment, we can build a customized plan that decreases cross contamination and misuse of products —saving you time, money and frustration.  Contact us about a consultation.

Education/Training Programs:

At Stern we believe education is the first step in building your preventative and predictive maintenance program.  Over the past 46 years we have taken our industry knowledge and developed unique training programs to fit any application.  Our team of industry experts continue to educate themselves on the subjects that matter to you the most. Whether you and your team are interested in technical knowledge, compliance updates, or new-to-industry technology, we have a specific course to fit your needs. Please reach out to us to see how we can create a customized training program for you. 

Our training programs include but are not limited to the following:

  • Antifreeze / coolants
  • Fundamentals of lubrication
  • Grease—what, where, and how much?
  • Emissions standards compliance
  • Emissions standards / Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
  • Fuels, fuels problems and additives
  • Cleanliness of fluids
  • Oil analysis
  • Automotive engine oil, diesel engine oil and transmission oil and the changing requirements of these products

Propane Regulatory Service

Propane regulations are ever-changing. With federal agencies such as the DOT, NFPA, and OSHA as well as state and local agencies establishing and implementing rules and regulations, it is vital to stay up-to-date with the latest requirements. Stern’s team of trained professionals conduct all necessary tank inspections and equipment leak detection tests on existing systems. For new installations, our team will keep our customers within compliance with regards to storage tank distances, point of transfer distances, and relief valve distances as well as plumbing requirements.

Fuel and Propane Products

Stern is committed to providing our customer base with high performing quality fuel and propane products. Stern offers #1 Diesel, #2 Diesel, premium diesel, gasoline, soy diesel and ethanol. Whether you are familiar with fuel contracting or new to the option, Stern’s experts will assist you in locking in future fuel prices to keep your prices consistent and affordable.

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