Craig Vonder Haar, Director of Operations for Rehkemper & Son introduced the team to the automation that robotics can provide manufacturers, streamlining production and reducing manpower.

Employing over 200 people Rehkempers relies on sales staff, designers with CAD knowledge and production team to provide good quality products and customer service. They have changed their locations over the years to be more efficient, they currently operated plants in Springfield and Sikeston in addition to their home office and plant in St. Rose.

They expanded their products and automation through small expansions over a few years vs one large capital purchase. The addition of panelization (buliding the walls with sheeting in plant) provided a savings for their contractors, requiring less employees and using a robot to apply the sheeting has reduced their manpower as well.

Thanks Craig for a tour of the very large manufacturer behind the fence in little St. Rose!


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