Walker visits New Franken manufacturer in campaign stop!

kew0808walkerandblackmansWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stopped at New Tech Metals in New Franken on Friday to look into the metal fabrication company’s recent expansion.

“I love to see how things are made in the state of Wisconsin,” Walker said to a group of around 80 people that included the company’s workers and campaign supporters.

Walker stopped at multiple stations around the facility to learn about what different employees do every day at work.

“Particularly in Northeast Wisconsin but overall statewide, manufacturing is the biggest part of the State’s economy, and it’s an area I want to see grow,” Walker said.

New Tech Metals, owned by three brothers, Dave, Keith and Jeff Blackman, currently sustains 45 employees. In May 2013, the company expanded its office and assembly areas by 10,000 square feet.

(Photo: Alyssa Bloechl/Kewaunee County Star-News )

The governor spoke with friends and family of the Blackmans after the facility tour. Posing for photos and selfies, Walker talked about where he hopes to see Wisconsin manufacturing trends move in the next term.

“For us to help grow the economy, it’s not going to be 1,000 or 2,000 jobs at a time, it’s going to be five, 10, 15 jobs that make the difference,” Walker said. “While big company announcements are great, it’s small to midsize companies that are going to make the difference.”

Walker is making tours and stops throughout the state as part of his campaign for re-election. The Governor was moving on to a GOP event in Marinette later on Friday with a final stop for official business in Menasha by the end of the day.

“I think it’s great when he gets out, especially here with the Blackmans, who built this company from nothing,” said Bernie Conner, a friend of the Blackmans. “It’s nice to see him in a small business arena.”

Dave Blackman met Walker at a Meet the Ticket event in Green Bay where they connected over a love of Harley Davidson.

“We took a ride around the state together,” Blackman said. “Then I mentioned he should come out to New Tech Metals. I’m very excited he could come out and deliver his message.”

 Scott Walker     By Alyssa BloechlKewaunee County Star-News (Photo: Alyssa Bloechl/Kewaunee County Star-News )

 

New Tech Metals Golf Outing!

 

 

Yes, it is that time of year again for the annual New Tech Metals golf outing.  This is a great time to celebrate with our employees and really show them our appreciation for all of there efforts and hard work.  This years event will be taking place on August 24th at Northbrook Country Club.  There will be lots of great food and great prizes.  We look forward to another great outing and another great year at New Tech Metals.

 

New Tech Metals Supports : Brown County Sheriff’s Department Benevolent Association

Police Car Lights

The focus of the effort this year is on the drug and alcohol usage amongst our teens and is also a crackdown on youth violence.  The proceeds raised this year will help to assist with many local programs.  The Brown County Sheriff’s Benevolent Association is a fraternal organization made up of 148 officers serving the Brown County Sheriff’s Department.  This organization was founded to provide financial help to it’s members and the organizations they belong to within Brown County. Over the past several years, events like this one have helped our organization donate over $200,000 to local charities!

Every dollar you donate will directly benefit programs right here in our community.

For our fifteenth straight year we are proud to announce our annual benefit concert to be held on Saturday October 27th 2012 at the Weidner Center.  Coming in again to help out with the effort this year is Terry Lee Goffee the ULTIMATE tribute to Johnny Cash!  That evening as well we will be distributing our 2012 Crime Prevention Safety Journal & Business Directory.  The Weidner Center will open the doors for seating at 6:30 P.M. and the show will start at 7:30 P.M. and it should run for approximately 90 minutes.

If you would like tickets please call  920-497-0555.

http://sheriffassociation.org/

New Tech Metals Supports Community Golf Outing!

On May 18th, 2012 the Hartford Select Baseball Club held there fourth annual Golf Classic Fundraiser.  This event is to support area boys age 8 to 14 the opportunity to play competitive baseball.  A portion of the proceeds also goes to the local Hartford Special Olympics.  This years event was a great success and New Tech Metals is  proud to be sponsor of such a great fundraiser. Click image to enlarge…