Standby Screw Leads CWRU Baja Team to Best Season in History

It was so great to see the Case Western Reserve University Baja Team wrap up another successful season three weekends ago at Hogback Hill Motocross Park in Rochester, New York. The weekend featured best-ever finishes by the team in Acceleration and Hill Climb, earning 3rd and 4th places, respectively. The 3rd place finish in Acceleration earned the team its first performance-based trophy. The team also earned a best ever 5th place overall in all the four dynamic events; you can see the exciting footage from the Suspension and Traction course here. In the static events, the team finished 6th in the Sales Presentation and 12th in the Design Presentation. Overall, the team tied its mark from California to finish 23rd out of the 95 teams from around the world that attended the Rochester competition.

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Rochester was the final competition for the team’s five seniors who devoted endless hours throughout their years at Case Western to the team. Their hard work and dedication has built CWRU Baja into an award-winning team that continues to improve each and every year. It’s been our pleasure to sponsor all of you and we can’t wait for next season!

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Standby Screw Helps CWRU Baja Race to Victory

At the end of May, Standby Screw partnered once again with Case Western Reserve University’s Baja Race Team for the SAE California competition held at Quail Canyon Special Events Area in Gorman, California. Teams from 100 schools went head-to-head in the four-day competition in challenging Dynamic and Static events all leading up to the four-hour Endurance Race. CWRU Baja Off-Road Racing greatly improved from their last event in Tennessee. All of the team’s hard work paid off and the team finished 23rd overall for the second best showing in the team’s 15-year history!

CWRU Baja Car in Action

Other highlights include:

-4th place in Sales
-8th place in Acceleration
-12th place in Design

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We’re so honored to help this team make great strides throughout the year to engineer a very competitive car. The team is making final adjustments to their race car before the season finale this upcoming weekend! We know the team will make us proud!

Standby Screw Sponsors CWRU Baja SAE Competition

Another racing season has begun for Case Western Reserve University’s Baja Race Team! We were proud to once again sponsor the team at their first event of the season in Cookeville, Tennessee, where they put their brand new 2016 vehicle to the test.

The team did well! They placed:

  • 4th in Acceleration
  • 21st in Design
  • 24th in Sales
  • 30th in Maneuverability
  • 30th in Suspension

We love supporting this team and are looking forward to their next competitions in California (May 19-22) and New York (June 9-12)!

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Standby Screw Helps Make Parts for CWRU Baja Sponsor Day

We loves supporting Case Western Reserve University’s Baja Race Team! In the past, we’ve helped build parts for their competing cars, and most recently, we helped create shafts for their Sponsor Day. The Model C is the team’s latest competitive vehicle, that features high-travel suspension with extremely tight turning ability, performance Fox shock absorbers, and an all-new, custom 2-stage reversing gearbox with differential! Check out the parts we helped build, and a video of the Model C testing a jump, below!

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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!

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!

Happy to be a ‘Part’ of Troy-Bilt’s Modular Motor

Photo credit: Gizmodo
Photo credit: Gizmodo

At Standby Screw, we are proud to be manufacturing parts for the new Troy-Bilt modular outdoor power equipment system! Gizmodo refers to this new system as “a Transformer for your yard,” and to be a part of this equipment is truly a cool experience.

How does the equipment system transform? For starters, you can transform a lawn mower into a snow thrower, a pressure washer, or leaf blower in just 2 seconds. This machine represents innovation at its finest.

No room in the shed for a blower, mower, and power washer? Troy-Bilt’s flexible system has four pieces of outdoor power equipment that run off the same engine. That means only one engine to maintain for your snow blower, lawn mower, leaf blower, and pressure washer. Called the Troy-Bilt FLEX, the system will be available at Lowe’s in March.

What’s even better is that the machine is affordable, easy-to-use, versatile, and powerful. What more could you want from outdoor power equipment? For more details on this state-of-the-art machine, check out Gizmodo’s feature.

Come See Us at the PMAC Tradeshow!

Next Thursday, March 20, come visit Standby Screw at the Purchasing Management Association of Cleveland tradeshow! This show exists for purchasing and supply chain management professionals to provide value, education, and leadership opportunities.

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Are you going this year?

If so, we can’t wait to see you!

For more information about this event, visit this page.