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.