What a beautiful day to do a beautiful deed! Some of the Chapter 2 Crew made their way to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison to drop off $500 worth of gift cards for surrounding restaurants that will be given to the families staying at the house while their children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital. It’s a small gesture we hope can bring a little light to a family’s day while they endure some of their toughest moments. (Pictured with Ronald himself- Kali Garman & Kyle Johnston, Co-Owners of Chapter 2, Inc.)
Also donated in September was $500 to the Meal Program offered through The Ronald McDonald House. Due to COVID-19, in-person volunteering has been put on pause, but Chapter 2 hopes this donation can continue to provide warm meals to the families staying there. When volunteering resumes we hope to be able to help prepare these meals in person.
Chapter 2, Inc. is very excited to help the Lake Mills EMS purchase their first nitrous oxide tank to be used on their ambulances. The nitrous is used for immediate pain relief in place of opioids. If opioids are used in transit to the hospital, the patient cannot receive the necessary medical attention until the opioids have left their system. So with the use of the nitrous oxide patients can be treated right away. This is an exciting innovative stride used in the EMS industry and Chapter 2 is very happy to have been able to supply the funds needed to purchase the first tank.
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!
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
In order to protect our employees and visitors, Chapter 2, Inc. has made several policy changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are requiring all employees and visitors to wear a mask or face covering while in our facility. If you do not have a mask or face covering, we have them available for use while in our facility. If you need assistance, please reach out to your Chapter 2, Inc. contact prior to your visit to work out an accommodation, if any.
We ask both employees and visitors to continue to follow CDC and WHO guidelines to combat COVID-19.
1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
2. Maintain social distancing by keeping six feet between yourself and others
3. Avoid touching your face.
4. Make sure to cover coughs and sneezes.
5. Stay home if you feel unwell.
Thank you for your cooperation and efforts to keep our employees safe.