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- PFMA Connection - November Edition -

Make Plans to Exhibit & Attend the 2020 PFMA Expo!

Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI

Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 11: 10 AM - 5 PM

Thursday, March 12: 10 AM - 4 PM

View the complete 2020 PFMA Expo- Vendor Sponsored Seminars Line Up (as of 11/17/19)
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2019 PFMA Lomira Golf Outing - Recap

Golfers Extraordinaire:
Dominick LaLoggia- InSinkErator, John Longden, Vyron Corporation, and Casey Discasey, DKC Engineering, LLC.

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The 18th Annual PFMA Lomira Golf Outing took place on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at The Golf Club at Camelot, Lomira, WI.

A record 93 golfers registered for this event, co-sponsored by the Plant & Facilities Maintenance Educational & Scholastic Foundation (PFM/ESF) a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

All proceeds from the event fund PFM/ESF scholarships to local students. We had a great day of golf, networking, and fun camaraderie among the golfers, their clients and sponsors.

Meet Our Winners

The First Place Team with a score of 62 was awarded to the team sponsored by Hydro-Flo Products: Mike Anderson, Hydro-Flo Products; Scott Woicek, Jason Brenner & Jacob Brenner, J.F. Ahern Co. Each player received a cash award courtesy of PFMA.

The First Place Team: Mike Anderson, Scott Woicek, Jason Brenner, Jacob Brenner

Also scoring a 62, the Second Place Team was awarded to the team sponsored by RMR Spindle Repair: Randy Rosbeck, President, along with Dan Coulter, Mike Brown, and Dan Rosbeck, all of RMR Spindle Repair. The team received a foursome with 18 holes of golf with cart at The Golf Club at Camelot, Courtesy of Hydrite Chemical Company.

Chuck Roamer & Mike Klaus manning the Betting Hole to benefit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin at the PFMA Lomira Golf Outing.
Doug Prunty & Dorothy Prunty- Stewards & Volunteers for PFM/ESF- PFMA Lomira Golf Outing.

Mark Your Calendars to Participate at the 2020 PFMA Milwaukee Golf Outing, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Western Lakes! Contact Stefanie Dow: e-mail:
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50/50 Cash Raffle Winner: Randy Rosbeck, RMR Spindle Repair ($250)

Flag Event Winners...

Each player received a round of 18 holes of golf with cart, courtesy of Camelot
Hole #1: Longest Putt:
Dan Petersen, 4P Construction

Hole #8: Closest to the Pin in 2:
Barry Van Beek, Didion Milling
Hole #10: Closest to the Road Without Crossing:
Dan Coulter, RMR Spindle Repair

Hole #16: Longest Drive:
Jacob Brenner, J.F. Ahern Co.

Betting Holes...

Betting Hole #2 to benefit the PFM/ESF Scholarship Fund earned $300.

Special thanks to Dorothy Prunty and David "Radar" Strobel for managing this hole.

Betting Hole #7 to benefit Children's Hospital earned $350

Special thanks to Chuck Roamer and Mike Klaus for managing this hole.
... and a special thanks to our volunteers: Edward Dow, Mike Klaus, Dorothy Prunty, Doug Prunty, Chuck Roamer, and David "Radar" Strobel.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors & Hole Sponsors:
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Thank You to Our Prize Donors:

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2020 PFMA Golf Outings: 
Register now for the 2020 PFMA Lomira Golf Outing- Tuesday, September 8th at Camelot.
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New for 2020: PFMA SentryWorld: Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
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SentryWorld is Currently Rated:
#4 in Golf Magazine's "Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Wisconsin"
#5 in Golf Digest's "Best In State (Wisconsin)"
#6 in Golf Week's "Best Courses You Can Play in Wisconsin"
View all of our upcoming golf outings here.

Training & Education- Electrical Seminars for CEUs

Register Now to Attend the 2020 PFMA Electrical Seminars for credential credit for qualified participants. Check Out our Seminars Here and Read About Our Speakers Below!
Click Here to Register For the Seminars.
Power Quality Seminar Registration form
Joe Pavia is a Field Application Engineer with Eaton’s Bussmann Business. He has been with Eaton (Cooper Bussmann and Eaton Bussmann) for over 28 years and specializes in training on the design and application of overcurrent protective devices and equipment in electrical distribution systems in accordance with the National Electrical Code® and equipment in accordance with the various product standards.
Click Here for Seminar Presenter Joe Pavia Bio
Joe Hertel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison College of Engineering with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed Master Electrician, Commercial Electrical Inspector and Registered Professional Engineer with the State of Wisconsin. He has more than 40 years of experience in the electrical industry starting with the United States Navy. 
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John Houdek has over thirty five years of experience in electrical power quality. Prior to forming Allied Industrial Marketing, along with his wife, John held senior management positions for two electrical power quality equipment manufacturers. John earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in 1989 and has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from MSOE.
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Spotlight on the Trades

Northwoods Manufacturing
Check Out Northwoods Manufacturing's Latest Expansion Here!
Partner With PFMA- Training & Education
PFMA is partnering with Waukesha County Business Alliance to help local students advance their future careers in plant engineering and facilities maintenance. Visit the PFMA website to learn more about these ongoing activities:
Manufacturing methods and more

October was Manufacturing Awareness Month, and manufacturers across the country opened their doors to young children considering education in the trades. GM Today recapped a few ways young kids were exposed to the value of manufacturing careers. 
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Area among best-paying for young workers

South-eastern Wisconsin is one of the top 10 best-paying large metro areas in the US for workers under 25. As the labor gap continues through the years, potential employees will have more and more incentive to work in the trades.
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The State of American Trade Schools

Now, more than ever, the trades offer young folks a lucrative and rewarding career path. Construction, the mechanical trades, and industrial occupations like welding are in-demand trades that could provide either a stable career or a launching pad.
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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

While social pressure to attend a four-year university remains strong, trade schools nevertheless seem to see an increase in the types of students who, a decade prior, may have never considered a career in the trades. 
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How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson

The push to attend college is preventing kids who could thrive in the trades from considering a career in manufacturing. Some 30 million jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 per year don't require bachelor's degrees.
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PFMA Exhibitor Spotlight
2020 PFMA Expo- Exhibitor Spotlight~ Lakeside Painting

Visit Lakeside Painting at Booths 1421-1520 at the 2020 PFMA Expo, March 11 & 12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park

Meet Lakeside Painting's Founder & President, Joe Pangburn.

Over the summer, Lakeside Painting founder and President, Joe Pangburn, had a chat with his daughter, Kody, while on a family vacation in Long Island, New York. The two discussed a variety of topics, ranging from Joe’s childhood, the company's evolution, what it’s like to be in business for 40 years, and what the future looks like for Lakeside Painting as Joe develops his exit strategy.

Read the Full Spotlight Here!
If you would like to be a PFMA Featured Member or 2020 PFMA Expo Spotlight Feature, please contact Stefanie Dow:

We Need Your Help!

PFMA Plant & Facility Tours- 
PFMA is looking for hosts for Plant and Facility tours in 2020.
PFMA provides the pizza and soda. Your company provides the venue, the opportunity for plant and facility maintenance professionals to learn more about your plant and facility operations, and the chance for your staff to network and share ideas with others in the field.


To schedule a tour at your location, please contact Stefanie Dow:

PFMA Networking Events: Mini Survey
PFMA is looking at adding networking events for 2020.
Please let us know which of these events you are interested in by completing the mini-survey below. Please email Stefanie Dow, any other suggestions you may have and how many people from your company would likely attend.
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