Every tool from the STIHL manufacturing line is carefully inspected. Heather Slinker makes sure this
happens as an assembly inspector on the 4180 trimmer line. She picks up every trimmer that comes
down the line, checking that everything is installed properly.
"If I wouldn't buy it, I send it back for rework," she says.
Heather works on the busiest assembly line at STIHL headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. The 4180
trimmer line produces professional-grade trimmers, meant for handling demanding landscape tasks.
Lawn care specialists depend on these trimmers for their job, so it's important they work. STIHL
inspectors like Heather help guarantee a high level of dependability.
"Our products are as reliable as the people who build them. We're proud to set the standard for
dependability and technical innovation."
Before Heather worked at STIHL, she was a stay-at-home mom. She's an
outdoor fan, and frequently goes camping with her family. Additionally, she is an avid runner, and has
participated in multiple races. She says running helps her keep her focus and maintain her
determination to go a little further each time.
At work, Heather enjoys the company of her fellow STIHL team members. She considers her
coworkers like family, and is careful to share the credit of a job well done.
"We all work together to build STIHL products."
*Disclaimer: A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.