Conflict Minerals Policy Statement As required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules requiring publicly traded companies to disclose whether they use conflict minerals that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country and if so, to issue a report identifying their products that are not conflict free and their due diligence efforts to determine the country of origin and chain of custody of the metals. Conflict free means the product does not contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finances or benefits armed groups in the DRC or an adjoining country. The definition of "conflict minerals" refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate additional minerals in the future. Crandall Stats and Sensors, Inc. is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and is opposed to human rights abuses. As part of that commitment, Crandall Stats and Sensors, Inc. seeks to source products, components and materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. Crandall Stats and Sensors, Inc. requires our suppliers to exercise due diligence to investigate the source of those minerals. That includes providing us with completed conflict minerals declarations using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. We are working with our suppliers so that they respond in a timely manner to our requests for evidence of compliance. In the future, our suppliers' willingness to comply with this initiative could be a factor in our sourcing decisions. We will continue to evaluate our policies and collaborate with other companies to share information and approaches that aid with rule compliance. Michael Crandall President Crandall Stats and Sensors, Inc.
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Crandall Stats and Sensors in Machesney Park, Illinois may be only five years old, but its history dates back 125 years to Barber Colman. Owner Mike Crandall talks about how he decided to buy the sensor and stats division from Schneider Electric and how they are looking to move their company forward while honoring its past.
Eric Wilson of WTVO-17 TV in Rockford does an excellent job highlighting the manufacturing community with his Made In The Stateline series. At the end of March, he highlighted Crandall Stats and Sensors, a five-year-old company whose history really dates back decades. Thanks Eric for your report, "Machesney Park business makes many products you see every day."
During the past few years Crandall Stats and Sensors™ has worked with the engineering students at Rock Valley College. They have a program called Capstone, in this program engineering students from RVC work with local businesses to improve safety, productivity, traceability, throughput, etc. This year we worked with two groups of students and on May 3rd we visited RVC to see these students give their presentations to the local businesses and RVC professors. During the visit, Mike Crandall, President of Crandall Stats and Sensors™, was interviewed by Susan Vela. Below is an excerpt from the May 4, 2016 Rockford Register Star article. To see Susan Vela’s entire article, click on this link http://www.rrstar.com/article/20160503/NEWS/160509839. RVC engineering students show off their end-of-the-semester capstone projects. Today, 15 Rock Valley College students showed off their capstone projects to fellow engineering students, instructors and business owners who advised them throughout the semester. Mike Crandall, Crandall’s president, said that he enjoys brainstorming with the students. He likes learning new buzzwords and phrases such as "smed," which stands for single-minute exchange of die. “Oftentimes, you start a project, and it’s a concept of one person,” Crandall said. “When you sit down and start thinking through all the different problems, all the different opportunities involved, feedback from a whole bunch of different people, you get different angles." Last year, RVC students improved a Crandall vacuum for making bulbs. They came up with a fixture that reduced time spent on one particular step to 15 seconds from 15 minutes. “It’s a tremendous productivity improvement along the way,” Crandall said. “There’s a couple of safety improvements as well. It turns into something kind of neat.”