We Listen. We Learn. We Solve. We Partner.

The AxisNorth story begins in 1995, when Stern Industries was created by the owners of Stern Rubber Co. to broker their custom rubber products and other plastic and polymer components. Nearly three decades later, Stern Industries is now AxisNorth, a single-source advisor of custom polymer components and assemblies. AxisNorth and its sister company, Revolv Manufacturing, make up the two arms of Stern Companies, a comprehensive plastics solutions provider headquartered in Brainerd, MN.

Our Core Values

AxisNorth is committed to providing the best value for our customers in everything we do.

From our highly-vetted suppliers to our client relationships built on a foundation of listening and support, the AxisNorth team is committed to demonstrating our worth as your trusted partner. Our core values—We Show Up, We See the Possibilities, and We Make It Happen—are the building blocks of our success as a company and as an employer. Regardless of the size and scope of your project, you can be confident in AxisNorth’s proven process, designed to solve your problems and generate continuous improvement.
We Show Up
We See the Possibilities
We Make It Happen
Our Passion

We’re passionate about relationship-focused service and quality-driven solutions that encourage mutual growth.

Finding Solutions
We are expert problem-solvers dedicated to listening thoroughly to our clients’ needs, learning about the challenges they face, and finding effective solutions.
Building Relationships
We build lasting relationships with our customers based on mutual trust, respect and open communication.
Growing Together
We’re invested in helping your business grow and thrive, because we know that your success is our success.

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Our Promise

Being responsive while delivering a quality product on-time at a fair price.

We are proud to be a true partner to our clients, centering your best interests and ensuring your project exceeds our rigorous standards of quality, performance, and value. If you have a problem that needs solving or a custom polymer project that requires an expert advisor, contact us today to get started!
Who We Are

Meet the team behind our partners’ success.

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Shawn Hunstad

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Cole Hunstad

Vice President
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Jenny Ahonen

Director of Business Operations
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John Clifford

Director of Business Development
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Dave Erickson

Sales Engineer
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Kathryn Edwards

Project Coordinator

Let’s form a solution.