10/13/16: Dinner Program and Plant Tour, Appleton

Program Topic:  The Future Trends of Ventilation in the Welding Industry

We are excited to be offering a two part event that will include a tour of the Miller Electric facility in Appleton, as well as a technical presentation on Ventilation by Miller Electric staff after dinner.

Miller Electric Manufacturing Company is headquartered in Appleton WI.  Their products that we are most used to seeing are their blue local exhaust ventilation units but they also have a line of very attractive welding helmets and other personal protective equipment.  This company started as a one-man operation in 1929 and is now the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products.

Miller electric is focused on a philosophy of continuous improvement, product quality, and after sale support.  One of their facilities in Appleton is a laboratory where they develop and test the next generation in local exhaust ventilation units.  Miller Electric both builds and uses their equipment creating a unique opportunity for generating user centric improvements.

Their products are designed with their users input for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.  To ensure the viability of their product they keep a watchful eye on changes in regulations and customer workplace conditions.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016

2:30 to 4:00 Board meeting will take place at Miller Electric prior to the tour of their facilities
4:00 to 5:30 Tour of Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. facilities
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour/Networking for those not able to make the tour.  Happy Hour drink prices and free pot stickers and hot wings with dips in the bar area.
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner in the Palace Car Room
7:00 to 8:00 Technical Program

Tour Information: Tour will begin at 4:00 at Miller Electric in Appleton. All guests will be required to wear safety glasses with side shields, and hearing protection. Safety glasses and ear plugs will be provided if needed. Guest without steel toe shoes will be restricted to stay in the isles.

TOUR Location: Miller Welding Accessories Bldg.
5730 Technology Circle,
Appleton, WI 54914

TOUR Directions: Take I-41 to W Prospect Ave (Exit 136). Go west for 1.8 mile and take a right onto Technology Circle.

Restaurant Location:

Pullman’s Restaurant
619 S. Olde Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54915

Phone: 920-830-7855

RESTAURANT Directions: Take I-41 to US-10W/S Oneida Street in Menasha. Take the US-10 E/Oneida Street exit and go left under the highway. In 1.4 miles, before the bridge over the Fox River, take a right on S. Olde Oneida Street. Follow it around to the left over one bridge; E. South Island Street is before the next bridge. Take a left and you will find Pullman’s restaurant on your right.

From Miller Electric you will take W Prospect Ave, right on Oneida Street, and then left on Olde. Oneida St.

Cost: $30.00 (includes diner choice below, dessert, and coffee, tax and gratuity)

  • Seafood Sriracha Pasta: Scallop pieces, baby shrimp, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, sriracha cream sauce.
  • Pecan Crusted Chicken*: House made pecan crusting, chicken breast filets, pearl couscous with red grains,
    and honey pineapple sauce.
  • 12oz. New York Strip*: hand cut and trimmed, center cut choice strip

* served with one side: baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, or sugar snap peas

Dessert options: Turtle cheesecake, Chocolate cake, Caramel Apple Pie

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete and send a reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Tuesday October 11, 2016. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by 8-11-16

JobOp: Loss Control Rep, NE WI

Loss Prevention Representative
West Bend Mutual Insurance, North Eastern WI

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company currently has an immediate opening for a Loss Prevention Representative serving the North Eastern portion of the state (from Wausau/Stevens Point to Green Bay/Door County. It is preferred that the ideal candidate reside in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area.

Duties & Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include surveying of commercial risks for underwriting staff and risk improvement services for commercial risks. The position will be a home based position.

• Bachelor’s degree in safety and health, risk management or equivalent with 3-5 years of insurance experience preferred.
• At least 3-5 years’ experience in a Loss Prevention role (outside of a retail setting) conducting physical surveys, investigating risk exposures/accidents, analyzing risk experience and making recommendations to assist insureds in maintaining their loss control programs.
• The ability to work in the field with limited managerial direction but also able to work effectively with underwriters to determine risk and acceptability.
• An aptitude for finding the “silver lining” in complex and sensitive situations.
• The willingness to gain additional knowledge and experience.

How to Apply
Interested candidates can go to our website at www.thesilverlining.com for a complete job description and application to submit expressing interest.

Dinner Program: WI-AIHA Team Trivia Night, 8/25/16, Sun Prairie

Topic:  WI-AIHA Team Trivia Night.   To mark the start of the new program year, the local section will be hosting the inaugural WI-AIHA team trivia night!  For this event, teams will compete for prizes (and bragging rights) by answering a wide range of IH related trivia questions.  For example, did you know that NSC estimated that 18,000-21,000 workers died from work-related injuries in 1912, compared to less than 5,000 in 2014?  Did you know that the chemical formula for ethylbenzene is C8H10?  Do you know why the symbol for lead is Pb?  Show off your knowledge and learn from others in our initial program of the year.  As this will be a learning event, all members are encouraged to contribute to the discussion that will surely follow each topic.  Contributions to the discussion can range from interesting additional facts to short case studies.  We hope this will be a low key, highly interactive evening which should be fun for all.

Date & Time: Thursday, August 25, 2016

4:00 to 5:30  Board Meeting

5:00 to 6:00  Social Hour/ Networking (Outside on the Patio)

6:00 to 7:00  Dinner

7:00 to 8:30  Trivia, Discussion


Location: Nitty Gritty, Sun Prairie

315 E. Linnerud Dr
Sun Prairie, Wi 53590
Phone: 608-837-4999


Directions: Take I-94 and exit on Hwy. N (Exit 244) to Sun Prairie.  Go 5 miles north on Hwy. N and turn left on Park Street just after the high school.   Follow Park Street (which becomes Market Street) for quarter mile and take a right on Linnerud.   The Nitty Gritty parking is at the corner of Linnerud and Market Street.


Cost: $25.00 (includes Burger and Chicken Pattie Bar, Coleslaw, Pub chips and Caesar Salad, dessert, soft drink, tax and gratuity)


Reservations: Please register online with your credit card OR complete the reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Tuesday August 23, 2016.  If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by 8-24-16 or your check will not be returned