16Oct, 2017
it solutions, managed it, tech services

IT Case Study: Robinson Stave

Robinson Stave Spotlight



Robinson Stave Co., Inc. – East Bernstadt Cooperage, Inc., makers of quality white oak bourbon barrels, began as a family-owned business by C.B. and Imogene Robinson in a small southeastern Kentucky stave mill in 1958. The company currently manufactures white oak bourbon barrels and distributes them locally to many distillers.


it solutions, managed it, tech servicesJim Stiles wears many hats as the Plant Engineer, maintenance manager, tool crib manager and IT manager for Robinson Stave. This prompted him to engage Central Business Systems, Inc. (CBS) for help with reducing his workload pertaining to their technology needs. Jim’s decision to partner with CBS and utilize their IT solutions allows him to focus on the true business needs of a growing corporation such as building their new state-of-the–art, 100,000 square foot facility!


Today, CBS provides a “Total Technology” solution for Robinson Stave. This involves managed IT services, Sharp multi-function devices, and document imaging resources. Using a holistic approach results in a secure, reliable, and efficient network. Additionally CBS provides Jim with a single point of contact to consult when growth is demanded. For example, when the need arose for a new VoIP solution, Jim’s first call was to CBS. We then matched him with one of our trusted vendors for a low-stress installation.


In his own words:

“CBS plays a vital role in our organization, not only in planning and supporting our network, but they also provide a single point of contact for all our technology needs.  CBS is a true partner that allows us to focus on our business.” Jim Stiles, Plant Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Tool Crib manager and IT Manager

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