Behind the Scenes: The Finishing Department

Process Matters The journey matters and at Stoll, an important part of a product’s journey is the finishing department. This part of the process is where the final look of the product becomes a reality, transforming raw metal and steel into a beautiful product. For years, finishes at Stoll were available in any color–as long…

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Message Of Hope

Words of Hope from the 4th generation Stolls… “Hope through the eyes of a child” This year at Christmas time, our theme at Stoll has been “Hope”. We live in a world that is desperately needing hope. But what does hope look like, and how can we find it so we can give it to…

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Thanksgiving Reflections

I did a little history review on the first Thanksgiving and I was struck with the gratefulness that the colonists displayed. With many of their group dying on the voyage over as well as from sickness during the harsh winter, Thanksgiving was a celebration of life and family and the blessings of food from the…

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Meet the Craftsman: Ricky Hill

Meet Ricky: born and raised right here in Abbeville, South Carolina, he joined us here at Stoll Industries in 1992 at the advice of his friend. When he started he could weld a little, but as he learned the craft, he filled quite a few positions. Now at number one in seniority, he’s an expert…

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Meet the Craftsmen: Marty and Buddy

With 44 years of combined craftsmanship and experience in production, Marty has been with us 24 years and Buddy has been with us 20 years. Prior to Stoll, Buddy worked in maintenance at a local plant for 33 years. One year, Marty, who had been at Stoll for a few years, suggested he come to…

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Meet the Craftsmen: John & Richard Newton

John and Richard are brothers. Local to the rural county in which Stoll lies, they grew up in the small town of Lowndesville, SC–population 120. After graduating from high school, Richard worked here at Stoll part-time with his best friend, introducing him to family-style business. That was twenty-three years ago. John didn’t join us until…

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Meet the Craftswoman: Jeanetta Yoder

A granddaughter of “Grandpa Bill Stoll,” Jeanetta doesn’t remember a time before “the shop” existed. As children, they would often go to “the shop” (as it was always called in Stoll land) with their mom and play while she worked in the office. She remembers riding bikes, romping through the neighbors nearby cabbage patch, and…

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Meet the Craftsman: Troy Pressley

Growing up only a few miles from Stoll Industries, Troy Pressley joined the team here at Stoll 8 years ago. He had planned to go to school for drafting once he finished high school, but decided to join his father’s company. They worked together during the week and raced dirt bikes on weekends. He’d say…

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Meet the Craftsman: Bryan Sommers

This is Bryan, as easy-going and hard working as they come, and what we call around here a good ‘ole southern boy. Always ready with a smile and a nod, you’ll find him problem-solving and filling in the gaps on the manufacturing side of Stoll Industries. Two of his favorite products Stoll fabricates are kitchen…

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Meet the Craftsman: Randy Elliott

Randy Elliott is a lighthearted, easy going guy that is always willing to help out. While sanding is his primary department, Randy assists with various odds and ends tasks around the plant and helps wherever he is needed. Always ready with a joke or funny comment, Randy makes everyone around the plant smile throughout the…

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