Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Employee Anniversaries

Several of Jackson's employees recently celebrated their company anniversaries.

Celebrating 40 years with Jackson.....

Robert “Bob” Everson celebrated 40 years as an employee at Jackson Lumber Harvester Company, Inc.. Present & retired employees attended a pizza party and program in honor of Everson. We visited about highlights from past years and the number of foreign countries that were destinations for equipment that Bob had worked on building, in addition to all the machinery that stayed right here in the USA.

During his tenure with the Company, he has served under the leadership of corporate president, Tom Meis, and more recently under the current president, Daniel Meis. Everson has worked as a welder and project leader in the Production Department and currently is in Parts and Quality Control. Bob has been instrumental in the production of machinery shipped to destinations throughout the United States and foreign countries around the world.

Prior to coming with Jackson in 1969, Everson was employed by Dolly Madison Dairy in Eau Claire.

Celebrating 15 years with Jackson....

Mike Phillips has been with Jackson for 15 years. He started as a welder and worked on setting up the control & hydraulic systems. Since then, Mike has been all around the world. He has traveled thousands of miles, both flying and driving, to set up equipment for our customers.

We celebrated with cake & ice cream in Mike's honor.

Wendy Meis also celebrated her 15 anniversary with cake & ice cream. She is the Accounting Administrator for Jackson.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Safety Seminar

On August 19, Jackson's hosted an all-day Safety Seminar for their employees.  The seminar was conducted by Max Muller, a lawyer and author, from Rockhurst University.  He highlighted some of the recent developments in safety and provided a refresher for standard safety procedures.

A mid-morning break included a delicious assortment of sweet rolls, muffins, and doughnuts.  Lunch was a buffet of BBQ beef on buns, baked beans, potato salad and fresh fruit salad.  Cookies & ice cream were served for afternoon break. All the food was catered by K D's Homestyle Eatery & Catering located in Mondovi.

Monday, July 20, 2009

10 years with Jackson's

Don Geffe recently celebrated 10 years with Jackson's.  He works primarily in the Machine Shop, but is also a talented welder and has a special "knack" for figuring out difficult issues with equipment.  Employees enjoyed cake & ice cream in honor of Don's 10 years with Jackson's.

Jackson's honored by Midwest Poultry Federation

Jackson Lumber Harvester Co. Inc., was one of the 18 exhibiting companies honored for their long-time commitment to the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention.  

A plaque honoring Jackson's 15 consecutive years as exhibitors at the MPF Convention was presented to salesman, Dick McGee.

The Midwest Poultry Federation was formed in 1971 and held it's first convention in 1972, emphasizing on-farm poultry production.  The convention's goal is to offer cutting-edge information to attendees through a balanced offering of exhibits and educational workshops.  The 2010 MPF Convention will be held March 16-18 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.  For more information about the 2010 Convention or the Midwest Poultry Federation, click HERE.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dick McGee celebrates 20 years

Dick McGee celebrated 20 years at Jackson Lumber Harvester Company, Inc., on Monday, January 26.  He has been a sales consultant for us since he was hired in 1989.

Dick has been responsible mainly for sales in the U.S., with a concentration on the north-central states.  Upon occasion, he has gotten involved in foreign business as well.

We had a pizza party for all employees, who helped Dick celebrate.  Retired employees were also invited as special guests and Vern Snider was in attendance.  Dan Meis, president of the corporation, presented Dick with a plaque commemorating his 20 years with the company.

Tom Meis & Dick McGee reminisced at the employee party about specific jobs back when Dick started.  Commenting on Dick's achievements over the years, Margi Meis said, "Dick has natural God-given talents in the area of salesmanship.  These gifts he has successfully put to use here at Jackson, which has benefited all of us."

Dick considers Mondovi his "home town," having been reared in this area.  He & his wife, Gail, also raised in Mondovi, currently reside in Eau Claire.  They are the parents of two grown daughters.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Looking Forward....

The holidays are over and we are in "the depths of winter" here in Wisconsin.  The temperature at the time of this writing is -18F to -20F.  In spite of the cold & snow, we are preparing for several up-coming shows.  

Wed. - Fri., January 28, 29 & 30, 2009
Considered to be the largest poultry & egg industry show, it is to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center.  We have been exhibitors at this show for a number of years.  It is always a pleasure to see each of you who stop by our booth. We are located at Booth 3472 in Exhibit Hall B between Entrances B4/B5 and B3/B4 on the Eleventh Ave. side.  For more information about the show, chick HERE.

Wed. & Thurs., March 18 & 19, 2009
The convention will be at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.  Last year's show was said to be the largest regional poultry show in the U.S., drawing participants from 29 states and 6 Canadian provinces.  We are in the same location as last year, Booth 506.  For registration info, click HERE.  For more information about the Midwest Poultry Show, click HERE to visit their website.  

Thursday - Saturday, June 11, 12 & 13, 2009
The 30th Biennial Exposition will be hosted by the Southern Forest Products Association at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans this year.  The show boasts such forest product categories as:  Sawmilling, Engineered Wood, Forestry & Biomass.  We will be located at Booth # 2115.  Click HERE for a map of our booth location.  For more information about the show click HERE.