- September 13th - Distributor Day
- October 5th - Service School
Customer Service to Tennessee
Retiring CSM Doug Clough and new CSM Michelle Schmidt recently traveled to Tennessee to observe operations at the Yamaha and Sea Ray manufacturing plants and meet with our partners. Midwest Industries has maintained a relationship for several years with these premier builders due to our employees attention to detail and quality standards. Doug and Michelle even got to drive a new Yamaha Jet Boat on their test lake!
Austin, TX installs!
Shawn Fertig - Sales, traveled to Austin to work with one of our dealers and take a look at their installs and help them with some customer service. He snapped this picture of a VERY unique boat house!
Wisconsin Photo Shoot
Renee Mason - Marketing, traveled with Blue Space Creative for a photo and video shoot in Wisconsin for promotional materials showcasing the waterfront lifestyle and ShoreStation product line.
Hispanic Heritage Month
September is Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The theme for 2022 is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation ."
Production Update - August 2022
Everyone has probably noticed what seems to be a reduction in work load. While we have seen somewhat of a slowdown, it is by design. Until a couple weeks ago, we had stopped taking orders from customers since last December. Because some of our customer orders from last year are just getting finished, we decided that we needed to start with a fresh slate and try and do better than a six month plus lead time. With that in mind, we made a strategic decision to not process any 2023 orders until we wrapped up all of the 2022 business. While we are still holding off processing 2023 orders, we have started to load size the 2023 orders and put them in the system. With our Big Three distributors, we already have over one hundred loads to place in the schedule. This doesn’t include any direct dealer loads or OEM loads. It appears that we are going to have a very busy fall. Our goal this year is to schedule the loads in a way that provides a closer delivery date to the scheduled load date. So, while we have reduced hours in some work cells and departments, this was by design and temporary. In the next few days, we should start to see more planned orders getting released and loads in general. In some cases, we may pull loads up early to get ahead of things. We appreciate your understanding as we work to create a more dependable and reliable schedule for our customers.
Midwest partners with Buena Vista University
Midwest is thrilled to partner with Buena Vista University to offer education benefits to lower overall tuition costs associated with attending Buena Vista University online or on-campus to full-time and part-time employees, as well as a spouse, domestic partner and dependents up to age 26 of full-time employees.
As a partner employee, you and your eligible family members qualify for up to a 30 percent discount per credit hour in the form of a BVU partner grant. This grant is for all online/hybrid undergraduate programs and our graduate program in Organizational Leadership. For those interested in attending our BVU Storm Lake campus, a BVU partner grant of up to $2,000 annually will be available.
Learn more about our partnership and these new benefits.
Recreational Center/Gym Membership Program
Midwest Industries will reimburse your local recreation center membership in your community. No matter where you live. 30% of membership up to $140. See Val Krager for details or call x321.
Midwest's referral bonus is designed to give all current Midwest, Ascend, and Advance Services (ASI) employees an opportunity to earn a bonus by referring any applicant who submits an application to Midwest, Ascend or Advance Services (ASI) and meets the requirements.
30,000 LB LIFT INSTALL!
Jon Devitt - President/CEO, Eric Johnson - VP of Sales, and Shawn Fertig - Sales were on hand to help with this HUGE hydraulic lift install in Charleston, SC. Fabricated and assembled right here at Midwest Industries! Thanks for all the hard work and dedication!
Fort Myers Boat Show!
Midwest Industries is showing off the latest ShoreStation products at the Fort Myers Boat Show! The Boat Show is a premium event that displays the largest line up of boats on the west coast of Florida.
Ida Grove hosted an overnight stay for the 1st night of RAGBRAI
Thanks to all Midwest employees for their patience and safe driving as riders left town the next morning. RAGBRAI is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 49th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest multi-day recreational bicycle touring event in the world. Des Moines Register Media has been the title sponsor of RAGBRAI since 1973.
Extra Hands for Summer
Several OABCIG students and college students took on part time hours at Midwest Industries this summer to help out in all departments. Thanks to our regular employees for showing them the ropes and keeping them safe and productive. They'll be headed back to school soon and starting activities. We wish them good luck in all their adventures!