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Chapter 2, Inc. Donates to Local EMS

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.

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award Nomination

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.

Congratulations on 25 years to Todd Schmidt

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.

Robotic Machining and Automation

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.

Chapter 2 Community Outreach


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!

New Machine for Added Capacity

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!

Introducing Chapter 2’s First Robot Tending Turning Cell


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

Benefits include:
• Ergonomic Friendly
• Increased Efficiencies
• Improved Repeatability

Manufacturing Youth Apprentice


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