Celebrating 75 Years

Celebrating 75 Years

During a 75th Anniversary Golf Outing at The Legacy Golf Course in Ottawa Lake, Mich. in June, Steve Hunt of Michelin presented Shrader Tire and Oil President Joe Shrader and Vice President John Shrader with a miniature replica of the Michelin Man, or “Bib.”

STO Honored by United Way

Shrader Tire and Oil received multiple awards at the United Way of Greater Toledo’s annual campaign celebration at Glass City Metropark.

The awards for STO included Best in Show and Top Leadership honors.

The top leadership award was for contributions made by the STO leadership team. Joe Shrader was awarded the CEO Hall of Fame honors for long term contributions to the United Way.

Joe Shrader is pictured above with Nick Savett, HR Generalist at STO.

Retread Plants Earn Michelin Praise

STO was a big winner at a February Michelin awards banquet, winning multiple awards after the annual audit.

“STO made an extremely big splash,” said General Manager of Manufacturing and MDC Distribution Bob Watters. “Both plants earned a $5,000 check as a result of our commitment to continuous improvement.” MRT I, located in Melvindale, received a 100 percent Audi Safety Score. Here’s a rundown of the awards earned by STO’s two Michelin Retread Plants:

STO’s Melvindale retread plant’s Best of Best Achievement Awards:

  • 100% Audit Safety Score
  • Process Quality Audit Score – 98%
  • Finished Product Quality Score – 98%
  • Process Quality Audit/Finished Product Quality Audit 2021/2022 – 98%

STO’s Pemberville retread plant’s Best of the Best Achievement Awards

  • Process Quality Audit Score – 98%
  • Finished Product Quality Score – 98%
  • Process Quality Audit/Finished Product • Quality Audit 2021/2022 – 98%
  • Process Quality Audit/Finished Product 2022 – 98%

UT Family Center Honors STO, Marks 30 Years

As one of the founding members of The University of Toledo’s Family Business Center, Shrader Tire and Oil was on hand to celebrate the center’s 30-year anniversary in November.

Jim Shrader Jr. was honored as one of the founding members. He, along with Joe Shrader and John Shrader, were joined by several others from the family and company at the dinner event on the UT campus.

A model of an STO themed semitruck highlighting the upcoming 75th anniversary of STO was the centerpiece on the table.

Joe Shrader and Shrader Tire & Oil receive 2021 People of Vision Award

Joe Shrader and Shrader Tire & Oil receive 2021 People of Vision Award

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness honored Joe Shrader and Shrader Tire & Oil with the 2021 People of Vision Award.

Since 1985, the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO) has recognized and awarded select organizations and their leaders for visionary leadership and community service. The People of Vision Award event has become one of Northwest Ohio’s premier charitable events in support of PBO and its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight.

“My history with Prevent Blindness goes back about six years through involvement with the People of Vision events,” Joe said. “Having a friend diagnosed with a detached retina, and watching her literally go blind overnight, greatly increased my appreciation for what Prevent Blindness does in the community.”

According to Prevent Blindness officials, half of all blindness is preventable, and the number of individuals who are blind or visually impaired is expected to double by the year 2030 if nothing is done to address the problem.

A ceremony and dinner were held at The Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness was founded in 1957.


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