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Mark Shughart Will Be Missed

By Joe Pennington - May 3, 2020

RIP Mark ShughartMark Shughart, 52, died yesterday, shortly after participating in a charity ride. 

In his final post on social media, Mark rallied the motorcycling community to support a child with terminal cancer. “Hey biker brothers and sisters,” he wrote, “let’s make this little girl’s day. We are planning to meet at the old north Topeka K-Mart parking lot at noon, riding to Perry (afterward).” 

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Spiral Chutes Breaking Into Nut Industry

pistachiosNuts are a profitable market world-wide and continue to thrive in our homeland. With a breakage of less than 2%, Stevenson spiral chutes can help this booming market make the most of their dollar. Today, the states of California, Arizona and New Mexico make up 100% of the U.S. commercial pistachio production.

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Santa Got a Brand New Slide, Courtesy of Stevenson Company

chute your eye outWhen it comes to handling precious cargo, Santa knows where to go. The crew at Stevenson Company’s workshop came up with a handy slide for the North Pole as featured in a production of “A Christmas Story the Musical” at Topeka Civic Theatre. In the classic production, grumpy Santa kicks little Ralphie down the slide at Higbee’s department store. The directors at America’s longest running dinner theater called on the Spiral Chute experts to come up with a slide design.

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Digitizing Technology for Custom Parts


Stevenson Company’s new MultiCam CNC router fuels additional food-safe manufacturing abilities for customers. The combination of a CNC router for plastics and a plasma cutter that can blast through stainless steel offer fast, precise solutions for customers.

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CNC Router Demo: Merry Christmas!

router demo

 Check out our new CNC router helping spread some Christmas spirit! Our precise router will cut, carve, machine and mill high-density plastics and metals up to six inches thick to create a variety of high quality parts.

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Topeka Has Momentum!


Topeka has come a long way since 2013. Over 1,000 jobs created and $315 million invested in the past four years! Topeka, Kansas is only just getting started. We are proud to be part of this community.

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Making a Giant Easter Egg

joe easterGreetings from Topeka, Kansas, home of the world’s largest wren. Yes, you heard that right: A giant sculpture of a bird sits nestled in a park near our metal shop. With spring in the air, I decided to make an egg for this bird -- an Easter egg, delivered guerilla style to surprise the community. It is made from lightweight aluminum cut with a CNC plasma cutter.

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