Nercon: Two Employees Named 2013 All Stars in Manufacturing Industry

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Joe Abitz and Ben Klubertanz receive 2013 All Star recognition for their knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing industry.

Joe Abitz and Ben Klubertanz
A lot of people think manufacturing is just an assembly line where you do the same thing thousands of times a day. In reality, the manufacturing industry is constantly evolving to keep up with its customers' needs and wants.

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance (economic development association of Northeast Wisconsin) held its annual summit on Friday, December 7, 2012, and presented Joe Abitz and Ben Klubertanz of Nercon Engineering with 2013 All Star Awards. Wisconsin is the second leading state for manufacturing in the nation, and the New North’s Manufacturing Alliance plays a vital role in the growth and prosperity of the Northeast Wisconsin region. The summit focused on manufacturing and process innovation.

All Stars represent outstanding manufacturing employees who are between the ages of 18 and 35 with successful career stories. They can represent any career area within manufacturing, and are nominated by NEW Manufacturing Alliance company members. All Stars were recognized with a plaque, and are promoted through videos and the 2013 All Stars Magazine.

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) is a group of manufacturers working together with educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce and state organizations to promote manufacturing throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Joe Abitz is the Regional Sales Manager at Nercon covering the central Midwest area. He has been with Nercon for 9.5 years and has 11 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Joe explains, “A lot of people think that manufacturing is just an assembly line where you do the same thing thousands of times a day. In reality, the manufacturing industry is constantly evolving to keep up with its customers’ needs and wants.”

Ben Klubertanz is an Electrical Engineer for Nercon at the Oconto site. His typical duties include, creating bills of materials, creation and editing of electrical schematics, electrical assembly, and maintenance and field service. Klubertanz explained he chose the manufacturing industry because he has always liked technology and always wanted to keep learning and experiencing new things. Klubertanz has been with Nercon for nearly 11 years and has 13 years of overall manufacturing experience.

Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc. is a manufacturer of tailored conveyor systems for the food and consumer goods manufacturing industry. Nercon is a member and sponsor of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin. For more information visit http://www.nercon.com/Nercon.htm.

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