Stiso joined company owner Fotis Gazis and ventured to Charlotte for the 2016 grand opening of Biesse Group’s new 23,000-square-foot Showroom to do some investigation into Intermac’s solutions for stone processing. They ended up leaving with a Master 43 CNC and Bridge Saw (along with the Akron 1440 with Air Force System and Viet S211 sander). Intermac allowed Sterling to take complete control of its stone project work and the rise in quality and productivity was palpable. “We had never bought machinery like that, with that much all at one time,” Stiso said. “The Master brought us the capability of maintaining projects and getting out on time and doing a far superior product for clients. There’s always a change along the way with a project, and when you were dealing with a subcontractor and having to re-do or modify something at that point, it’s night and day when you’re automated and have that capability.”
Stiso has to laugh when he thinks about the machine that launched his company’s business relationship with Biesse Group 17 years ago. In a good way, of course, as that piece of equipment remains a prime performer on his shop’s floor. “The Rover 20 is still running like a tank,” he said. There have been several for Sterling since that humble beginning, and Intermac’s solutions have helped the company dramatically in recent years, but it’s a testament to Biesse Group’s quality that Sterling’s maiden machine is still so powerful in production.
The Master brought us the capability of maintaining projects and getting out on time and doing a far superior product for clients.