What Our Customers Think About Standby Screw

461890883Each year, we ask our customers for feedback so that we can continue to satisfy their specific needs. From year to year, there is always room for improvement. In our most recent survey, we gathered feedback that made us incredibly proud of our business. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 100% of customers said that ordering from Standby Screw is an easy process.
  • 100% of customers said they would recommend Standby Screw to colleagues and friends.
  • 90% of customers said that Standby Screw takes initiative and is proactive in working with them.
  • 90% of customers said that they were satisfied with Standby Screw’s communication efforts.
  • 100% of customers said that Standby Screw responds to questions and needs quickly and efficiently.
  • 100% of customers said they were satisfied with Standby Screw as a whole!

We’re proud of the work we do for our customers and are pleased to see that they are, in-turn, pleased to work with us! Our goal is to continue to build our relationships with clients, old and new! Learn more about our capabilities and what we can do for you, today!


Standby Screw Helps Sponsor Record-Breaking Charity Golf Outing

It was our honor to participate as a Key Tee Sponsor for MTD Employee Support Foundation’s 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing. This year’s total fundraising was $27, 064 for the Community West Foundation and the MTD Employee Support Foundation. In the seven years that this golf outing has gone on, more than $133,869 has been raised to support these charities in our community.

The Community West Foundation provides much-needed financial support to adult cancer patients and their families at the Cleveland Clinic Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.

The MTD Employee Support Foundation provides aid and assistance to employees of MTD Products Inc. in the case of natural or civil disaster, emergency, or hardship. It is funded through voluntary employee payroll, deductions, fundraisers, cash donations, and endowments by employees and third parties.

We are proud to give back to our community!


Standby Screw Recognized for Robotics by Crain’s Cleveland

It’s been a whirlwind year since we joined forces with the team at Rethink Robotics to bring our friend Baxter (and more Baxters after that) to Standby Screw. It’s been nothing but a privilege and a blessing when it comes to our S.C.O.R.E. mentality to have robots working alongside us. We’re proud to be one of the first companies in Ohio (there’s only a little over 20 companies now) to benefit from Rethink Robotics’ technology.

Thank you to Crain’s Cleveland Business for featuring us and allowing us to represent Ohio and thank you to Rethink Robotics for being a tremendous team to work with. Read the entire Crain’s Cleveland article, here and watch the video of Baxter in-action at our facility!


Standby Screw-Sponsored CWRU Baja Team Wraps Up 2015 Season

The 10-member Case Western Reserve University Baja Team competed in its third and final competition of the 2015 season on May 20 in Oregon, against 100 teams.

We’re proud to be one of the sponsors of the CWRU team, who placed:unnamed

  • 8th in Sales
  • 17th in Maneuverability
  • 18th in Rock Crawl
  • 23rd in Design

It was an honor to help the team be a part of something so special, as this season they broke records of attending all three competitions for the first time in team history, and placing in the top 20 overall at one of them.

This year’s vehicle design incorporated new CVT tuning technology, suspension geometry, brakes system, agile differential, reverse-shifting mechanism, and a compact, lightweight frame. We are very proud of the work that was put into the car, and its abilities in competition.

We can’t wait for next season already!

Go Behind the Scenes with Standby Screw!

You’ve heard about our robot, Baxter, who helps us work smarter. Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have Rethink Robotics, the creators of Baxter, come film him at work at Standby! A few of us even got a chance to be interviewed about how Baxter and robotics in general have helped our efficiency!

Here’s a sneak peek of yesterday’s shoot, but stay tuned for the official video to be released soon!

The aftermath of Baxter’s work is cleanly packaged and ready to go!
The crew at Rethink Robotics, setting up for our interview!

Standby Screw Assists CWRU Baja Team in Vehicle Competition

It was our pleasure to sponsor the Case Western Reserve University Motorsports Team at this year’s Baja competition in Auburn, Alabama. We assisted in providing transmission shafts to their “Model C” car.

Competing against 90 other teams, the team placed 10th in the “dynamic” events, doing exceptionally well in the 100-ft. acceleration run.

This year’s design featured four-wheel independent suspension, tight-turning radius, CVT, custom CNC’d gearbox with reverse and DGL, 3-D printed knuckles, and a lightweight frame.


Great work, team! We can’t wait to assist in future projects and wish you nothing but success in future competitions!

Introducing IQMS at our China Facility

unnamedWe’re pleased to announce that during the week of December 8, 2014, we were able to roll out our IQMS implementation at our Guangzhou, China facility!

We have been running IQMS implementation in Berea since August 2013.

This implementation marks another milestone of the 10-year anniversary of our Guangzhou plant!

Standby Screw Holiday Party

Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed your time off for the holidays with loved ones. Here are some fun photos from our annual holiday celebration at Standby Screw!

Jerry Kilpatrick receiving his 25 year watch
Drew Mencke receiving his 30 year ring
Drew Mencke receiving his 30 year ring
The reverse raffle finalists-- Congratulations to Pete Shanfelt, our grand prize winner!
The reverse raffle finalists–
Congratulations to Pete Shanfelt, our grand prize winner!
Our CEO, Fred Marcell, presenting our VP of Manufacturing, Bill Horvath, with a 30 year service award and retirement gift.
Our CEO, Fred Marcell, presenting our VP of Manufacturing, Bill Horvath, with a 30 year service award and retirement gift.

A Day to Give Thanks

Thank you to everyone who made our company-wide Thanksgiving luncheon so special! We are certainly thankful for our great work environment and it wouldn’t be possible without any of our hardworking employees and the support we get from family and friends!

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Annual Picnic Fun!

Thanks to Swings-N-Things for being such a great venue for our annual picnic. Fun was had by everyone and their families and friends! We take pride in being able to gather everyone at Standby Screw together to show our appreciation for all of the hard work and time that everyone has put in!

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