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Sentinel plant hosts open house

Scott Stuhlmiller, l., Sentinel Building Sytstems general manager, welcomed Wayne Buller (center) and his wife, Bev, to the company’s Manufacturing Day open house Oct. 6.
Scott Stuhlmiller, l., Sentinel Building Sytstems general manager, welcomed Wayne Buller (center) and his wife, Bev, to the company’s Manufacturing Day open house Oct. 6.
Sentinel Building Systems held open house at its Albion plant in celebration of National Manufacturing Day last Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7.
The plant staff was on hand Thursday to give tours to community members and the families of employees.
On Friday, tours were available for high school students in the morning and for community members again in the afternoon.
Among those attending Thursday evening were Wayne and Bev Buller. Wayne founded the company in 1987 when he started selling buildings from his home in Albion. The plant started in Albion and was later moved to its present location east of Albion. The staff has grown over the years.
In 2000, Sentinel was purchased by Global Industries, Inc. and is now one of five subsidiaries of that company.
Several plant expansions have taken place through the years. The plant currently operates with 60 to 70 employees.
Details and more photos in the Oct. 12 Albion News Print and e-editions
Sentinel Manufacturing Manager Mark Prososki explains painting processes used in the plant to Brad Scheffler and his family during a tour
Sentinel Manufacturing Manager Mark Prososki explains painting processes used in the plant to Brad Scheffler and his family during a tour