Employee Profiles

Janene Arbegast
Order Entry
  • Years of Service 10
  • Memorable moment at Midwest Industries
    On my first day at Midwest Industries, Mary Clough sent me to Andy Brosius' office to ask the company president for trash bags! I also once clobbered current CEO Jon Devitt with a frozen turkey on accident!
  • Advice for new team members
    Show up, do your job. Try to have fun doing it.
  • Hobbies
    Spending time with family, live music, and camping.
  • Interesting/Surprising Thing About You:
    I have forty 1st cousins and forty-six 2nd cousins.
  • One meal for the rest of your life, what is it:
    Anything with cheese!
  • Favorite place to travel to:
    Branson, Missouri
  • One thing you can't live without
    Family, Dry Shampoo


Laurie Lingle
ShoreStation
  • Years of Service 28
  • Memorable moment at Midwest Industries
    Dean and I were out in the warehouse and he left for ShoreStation ahead of me. When I came out, he had an emergency and was down on the ground on the slab. Thank goodness Galen Perry was there to help.
  • Advice for new team members
    Listen closely to your trainers and try your best.
  • Hobbies
    Traveling, reading, concerts, shopping, cooking, decorating.
  • Interesting/Surprising Thing About You:
    I love to go movie matinees by myself on the weekend.
  • One meal for the rest of your life, what is it:
    Chinese Food!
  • Favorite place to travel to:
    Southern Indiana
  • One thing you can't live without
    Family and Lip Balm!


Ricardo
Accessory
  • Years of Service 11
  • Memorable moment at Midwest Industries
    When I started Full Time Midwest.
  • Advice for new team members
    ollow the safety rules of Midwest and try to do the best you can at your job.
  • Hobbies
    Soccer, Watching American Football. Go Packers!
  • Interesting/Surprising Thing About You:
    I am a soccer coach in Denison for kids.
  • One meal for the rest of your life, what is it:
    Seafood. Cerveche or Aguachile
  • Favorite place to travel to:
    Any kind of beach!
  • One thing you can't live without
    My family.


Valerie Krager
Payroll/Benefits
  • Years of Service 34
  • Departments Worked
    3 (Customer Service, Accounting, Payroll/Benefits)
  • Memorable moment at Midwest Industries
    Receiving my 30 year ring.
  • Advice for new team members
    Work hard, be willing to learn new jobs even if they may not be your favorite. Always remember to be kind to your co-workers and treat each other with respect.
  • Hobbies
    I like to read, go for walks, do crafts, and I also like to sew dresses and quilts.
  • Interesting/Surprising Thing About You:
    My husband and I love to take motorcycle trips throughout the US and into Canada and we also love to ride side by sides in the mountains.
  • One meal for the rest of your life, what is it:
    A Cowboy Kent Rollins recipe
  • Favorite place to travel to:
    My favorite place to travel was Italy. The food and wine were great, the countryside was gorgeous and there was so much are and beautiful structures to see and visit.
  • One thing you can't live without
    My family and new grandbaby.


DJ Newman
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  • Years of Service 35
  • Departments Worked
    4 (Assembly, UPS, Welding, Loading)
  • Memorable moment at Midwest Industries
    In the old days, we lit an M160 firecracker and rolled it over by the person running the sweeper. It actually sucked up into the sweeper and the operator couldn't figure out why we were watching him. Until the fire cracker went off and blew open the front of the sweeper!
  • Advice for new team members
    Try to get along with people and respect other's ideas. There is more than one way to solve a problem.
  • Hobbies
    Golfing, Bowling, Grandkids, Adult Beverages
  • Interesting/Surprising Thing About You:
    I can juggle
  • One meal for the rest of your life, what is it:
    Spaghetti
  • Favorite place to travel to:
    Las Vegas
  • One thing you can't live without
    Family


Dean Niemeier
ShoreStation Packaging
  • Years of Service 28
  • Departments Worked
    3 (Fabrication, Maintenance, ShoreStation)
  • Memorable moment at Midwest Industries
    The first time I was able to cash out 99 hours of PTO.
  • Advice for new team members
    Start a 401K early with the company match. You'll be surprised.
  • Hobbies
    Watching sports, ambulance driver, driving my hybrid vehicle.
  • Something people would be surprised to learn about you
    I have flown solo as a student pilot.
  • One meal for the rest of your life, what is it
    Goulash.
  • Favorite place to travel to
    The mountains of Colorado.
  • One thing you can't live without
    Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip cookies.