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Chapter 2 is excited about their WIMOTY Award nomination and cant wait to attend the banquet on Feb 20th, 2020 among many other great manufacturers in the state. Manufacturing is an important industry in Wisconsin and this event is a great opportunity for manufacturers to get together and celebrate their successes and growth.
Chapter 2 would like to send a special Congratulations to Todd Schmidt, maintenance technician, on 25 years with the company! Todd has been a vital asset to the company’s successes, which includes fixing just about everything within the shop at least once and has never complained about the things he’s had to fix twice. Chapter 2 hosted a dinner for Todd’s family, friends, and co-workers at Milford Hills Hunt Club. During the evening Tim Johnston, CEO, gave a speech reminiscing on the past 25 years and Todd spoke about enjoying coming to work everyday and digging in to problems that arise and finding solutions.
Chapter 2 has purchased their 2nd FANUC Robot paired with two new Doosan turning machines to add to their ever growing capacity! The robot tending operations aid in increased efficiencies and improve upon repeat-ability.
Some of the Chapter 2 Crew participated in the Run From the Cops event sponsored by the Watertown WI Police Department on 9/29/19. All proceeds of the run/walk go directly towards assisting victims of domestic and/or sexual abuse, and also towards creating awareness on this sensitive issue. A special congratulations to Chapter 2 employee, Hamilton Monroy for taking 1st place in his age group for the 10K race!
On August 15, 2019, James Clarke celebrated 25 years of working at Chapter 2! He has worn many hats throughout those years and is currently the company’s production manager.
Thank you, James for all your hard work and dedication to Chapter 2!
A new machine put to use right away at Chapter 2! Welcome a Doosan PUMA GT2600 Turning Lathe to the production floor. With a new machine comes added capacity!
“You don’t change culture through emails and memos. You change it through relationships… one conversation at a time.”- Danny Steele
Happy 40 year Anniversary, Tim!
The new Robot tending turning cell consists of:
• Fanuc M-710ic/50 Robot w/ Schunk Gripping System
• Fanuc iRVision System
• Doosan GT2600Y Live Tooling Y Axis Turning Center
• Doosan GT2600 Turning Center
• Custom Broach Machine (Design and Built by Chapter 2)
• Custom Indexing Assembly Station (Design and Built by Chapter 2)
• Styliner Mark3 Pin Marking System
• Ergonomic Friendly
• Increased Efficiencies
• Improved Repeatability
Chapter 2 had a special guest employee this month, Christopher Walther, son of Chapter 2 employee Kevin Walther. Christopher worked a full day at Chapter 2 job shadowing many different aspects of the business. When the school year begins, he will be working at Chapter 2 through the Youth Apprenticeship Program to get a head-start in the manufacturing industry
Chapter 2 has increased capacity in their paint department by adding a GFS (Global Finishing Systems) Side-Downdraft booth. The booth not only creates additional capacity, but improves the quality of output on higher class finish product lines.