Employee Profiles

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.