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Lewis Gets MBA; Promoted to VP at Softrol

Softrol Systems Inc., Acworth, GA, recently announced the graduation of Matt Lewis from the Executive MBA program at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Lewis has been working on his master’s degree for the past 18 months and graduated on May 5 in Athens, GA. In conjunction with earning his MBA, Lewis was promoted in January to vice president of sales — strategic markets for [more]

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Softrol systems at Hospital Central Services (Allentown plant) are featured in the Lehigh Valley Business journal.

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Softrol promotes Jon Buchholz

Softrol announces the promotion of Jon Buchholz to the position of Business Development associate where he will help direct the Softrol team into new modes of customer satisfaction, project management, and sales methodology.

Buchholz joined Softrol in 2013 as a Field Technician where he worked on a diverse array of product lines including rail and PPS systems, as well as network and automation design and troubleshooting.

Jon graduated in 2012 from the University of Iowa with a [more]

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Coconuts Robotics Team Roll to Second State Championship


The Coconuts, the robotics team from Coconino High school in Flagstaff, Arizona, sponsored by Softrol, competed against the top robotic 30 teams in Arizona at the Sanghi Foundation Arizona State Robotics Championship and took home their second State Championship

A member of the Coconino team is Carson Nablo, son of Don Nablo, our Director of Technical Services.

“We continue to be impressed by [more]

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Softrol Hires for Growth and Expansion in 2016

Softrol hires VP of Operations and reorganizes their sales team to better serve key markets. Acworth, GA, April 1, 2016– Softrol would like to announce that Helmut Harfmann has accepted the position of Vice President of Operations. Helmut has been involved in operations management in various companies serving the Textile manufacturing and Textile Rental Market for forty years. Helmut most recently served as the Vice President – Manufacturing and the Vice President – Service for [more]

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Great Tax News for Plant Equipment Purchases

A new tax benefit has been signed into law which could have significant benefits for your company, especially if you have been delaying investments in upgrading your equipment and software systems.

Section 179 can provide you with significant tax relief for the 2016 tax year for purchases of new equipment and software. The bill has expanded the Section 179 deduction limit to $500,000. Until further notice, Section 179 is permanent at the $500,000 level.

So if you [more]

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Coconuts Robotics Team headed to World Championship

champion bannerThe Coconuts, the robotics team from Coconino High school in Flagstaff, Arizona, sponsored by Softrol, competed against 60 other teams at the San Diego Regional and won two major awards.

In the robotics competition their alliance (composed of 3 teams) won the championship.  The Coconuts also took the Chairman’s Award which is the highest award given. This [more]

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CocoNuts Go Above and Beyond!

Coconuts_PresentRecently the CocoNuts, the robotics team from Coconino High School in Flagstaff, Arizona, presented at the 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference at Lowell Observatory.

The CocoNuts were challenged by Northern Arizona University professor Jut Wynne to prototype a robot to explore caves on Mars.

The CocoNuts did background research, brought in guest speakers from USGS, and took a trip to the Lava Caves before [more]

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Softrol’s Zach Pilcher Rides to Victory


Zach Pilcher, a member of Softrol’s milling and shop crew, rode to victory in his seventh start of the Crate Late Model racing season.

“It was our 7th start of the season. I started second, didn’t get a great start. So I rode right on the leader’s bumper in second until Lap 13 when the leader and I [more]

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Softrol sponsors Zach Pilcher in the 2015 Crate Late Model Racing Season

Zach Pilcher leading the way in Crate Late Model Racing

Zach Pilcher leading the way in Crate Late Model Racing

Softrol is proud to sponsor our employee, Zach Pilcher, in this season’s Crate Late Model racing. Zach, who has been with Softrol for 10 years, works in the milling and shop area. His dad, [more]

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