16th Annual Oktoberfest

October 11, 2017

Every year since 2002, Atlas has ushered in the fall season with an Oktoberfest celebration. Oktoberfest brings employees, family, and friends together to celebrate. Operating 5 shifts of production in two locations, it’s difficult to bring everyone together at one place and time. Oktoberfest offers employees and their families a
chance to get together and enjoy time outside of the workplace environment. This year the celebration was at the Minneapolis Atlas facility where we were excited to showcase our remodeled reception area, reconfigured facility and new equipment.

The grand meal of the event was arranged by Atlas employees and prepared by the committee members. Under the watchful eye of our Chippewa Falls Facility Supervisor, we fired up the giant charcoal grill holding 7 bags of charcoal and cooked up some flip-flop chicken. We also had all the usual Oktoberfest eats including brats, mac and cheese, hot dogs, beans, coleslaw, and of course Oktoberfest beer from Leinenkugel’s.

A face painter created fanciful designs on children’s faces while flu shots were administered at the adjoining table. Anchor bank provided cookies and Dilly bars from their food truck along with banking advice. Northwestern Mutual financial advisors were standing by to help anyone with questions relating to investing and insurance. The kids loved the bouncy house which kept them dry from the irritating drizzle that fell on us.

Bingo has always been the highlight of the event and the prizes were plentiful thanks to our generous suppliers. All employees in attendance received T-shirts and prizes. We were grateful to have some of our folks from our Chippewa Falls facility join in the event as well. Over 150 people gathered for this celebration which brings us all together each year. We have a great deal to be thankful for; the tremendous loyalty of our customers, fantastic and supportive suppliers, and wonderfully committed employees that make the dream come alive.

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2017 Sales Meeting

March 9, 2017

 
Atlas Manufacturing held a sales meeting at Mystic Lake on March 1st for our teams of Manufacturers’ Representatives and Sales Staff. The meeting was held to discuss ways we all can work together to better serve the needs of our current and future customers. The theme of the event was “Don’t gamble on your future, hit the jackpot with Atlas in 2017.”

Throughout the event, a variety of trophies and awards were given out. One of our team members, Bill, took home the Prospector Award and Rich took the title of Best Gambler Award. The meeting was followed by a blackjack tournament.  It was a great team building event; everyone had a great time and shared a lot of laughs. Thank you to Mystic Lake for hosting us! This was an outstanding event that we learned a lot from. We look forward to applying this in working with our great customers in 2017!

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2017 Chippewa Falls Ice Fishing Event

February 22, 2017

Each year, Atlas Manufacturing gathers with some of our customers and employees and enjoy comradery and ice fishing while enjoying drinks on the lake. This year, it was sunny and cold but an amazing day. All teams were in costume and well recognized.

The essence of this fishing event is a way to get coworkers and retired employees together to have an afternoon of fun & fishing. This year’s theme was ‘Whizzards on Ice’ which consisted of a large variety of costumes including Munchkins, Scarecrows, Lions, Tin men (created by Atlas, of course), Dorothy, and Toto. The event included some wacky food options as well, including ‘Flying Monkey Head’ (Beef) Stew, Poppy Fields Rolls, and Auntie Em & Em Bars with a ‘Snow Place Like Foam’ topping. The event culminated with pizza and prizes at the Ojibwa Bowling Alley at JimBob’s pizza. At the end of the night, awards were given out for the best costumes as well as donated prizes given out to employees. This year’s big winner received a 50-inch TV.

At Atlas, we value our customers and employees. This was a great event that gave us the chance to connect with them outside of the business.

        

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Chippewa Falls Springfest

May 31, 2016

 

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The Chippewa Falls Springfest kicked off the weekend of April 29th-May 1st. The weekend was packed full of events whether it was exploring an exhibit, running a 5K, or participating in the KUBB championship, there was something for everyone. ATLAS was a proud sponsor for this event which helped benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley as well as the Chippewa Area Mentor Program. Both of these programs are in place to help students and young adults gain positive relationships and mentoring. It is great to see programs in place to assist young adults in our community.

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2016 Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Outing

May 24, 2016

 

The 2016 Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Outing recently teed off on Friday, May 20th.  ATLAS was fortunate enough to be able to sponsor a hole for the fundraiser.  The proceeds from the event benefited the Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps grant the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions.  The Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984 and is on pace to grant 365 wishes, a wish a day, in 2016!  We are proud to support such a great organization and had a great time participating in the outing.

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Costume Contest!

November 9, 2015

ATLAS had a costume contest this month.  The costumes were judged on overall effort and creativity.  The winner was our production worker Steve who dressed as our co-owner John.  He even shaved his head to look the part!  He received 4 tickets to a gophers game for his efforts!

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