Star Equipment (Blaine, MN) celebrated its 20th anniversary on October 1. To commemorate the event, the company held an office barbeque. Since its inception in 1990, Star Equipment has grown from 3 employees in a 15 ft. x 15 ft. cubicle to 25 employees with 16,500 sq. ft. of space. Steve Schmitz, president, has been with the company since the beginning, starting out as a sales representative and working his way up. He was promoted to president in 2008.