Date Tour Site
August 13th House of Speed
We started the season on August 13th at Don Beebe’s House of Speed/Synergy Field. Scotty Smith the owner of the House of Speed gave a fascinating description of the Synergy Field artificial grass indoor field. The field is designed to simulate grass to the extent that ‘rug’ burns and joint injuries are eliminated. The field is available for team practices or to coaches for individual training. We also saw athletes training with House of Speed staff to develop skills necessary for them to improve and get to the next level in their competitive sports.
Scott demonstrated a dedication to providing the best of equipment, methods and staff to help athletes get the competitive edge.
September 24th Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
September 24th we traveled to the Department satellite office to hear a presentation from Chad Degrave, the Department’s Design Supervisor on the USH 41 upgrades.
We learned about some of the challenges in the construction of the areas largest public works project in history.
Chad told us about schedules, upcoming activities and other interesting facets of the project. We were also informed about the upcoming conversion of USH 41 to interstate status and the USH 10/USH 41 and 441 renovations.
Members also had an opportunity to view the scale model of the STH 29/USH 41 interchange to get a clearer view of the construction.
October 29th Seura Manufacturing
Oct .29th we’ll be visiting Seura Manufacturing to learn about the this 10 year old firms success in the electronics and mirror industry. We’ll see how they manufacture weather and waterproof televisions for commercial and residential applications. We’ll also see their line of televisions that are inside mirrors.
Members planning to take this tour can see some of their products at WWW.Seura.com . We will have some of their brochures available for inspection at the meetings prior to the tour.
November 5th C.A. Lawton Co.
Tuesday Nov.5th we will be heading to the CA Lawton Co. to view the manufacturing facility of this 134 year old family owned company. Lawton competes under the Calco Brand in many different industrial segments producing large cast iron and machined components for varied machinery.
Lawton has begun a combined venture with Center Line Manufacturing and Grinding of Hobart and has recently completed an expansion of their foundry in the De Pere industrial park. See their website at www.calawton.com for more company information.
Directions to the plant from the Neville Museum proceed east across the river to Monroe St. Head south (right). Remain on Monroe (Riverside Dr. and Broadway St in De Pere) through the roundabout. At the CTH PP and STH 57 interchange take County PP to the fourway stop which is Heritage Rd. Take a right to the first intersection which is Industrial Dr.. Left on Industrial Dr. to 1950 Industrial Dr. Note go past the foundry at 1930 Industrial Dr. to the headquarters at 1950 Industrial Dr.
CA Lawton is a complete PPE environment. Members taking this tour will be issued safety glasses and hard hats.
This tour is full. Contact Steve Noel at 920.983.6806 (home) or 920.241.9128 (cell) if you are signed up but need to cancel so we can make the tour available to others.
Note. The De Pere roundabout will be closed in certain directions for the installation of underground utilities. Suggested detours to avoid construction are take Williams St (first traffic signal in De Pere) right to the base of the hill. You will be alongside CA Lawton’s original factory in downtown De Pere. Left on Front St to the intersection with Broadway St. Then right to County PP.
At the end of the tour you can proceed north past Heritage Rd.. Industrial Dr. will become O’Keefe St.. Cross County PP and take the first left on S. Erie St about 100 feet from the county highway. Erie St will take you through De Pere to Ridgeway Blvd where you can get back on Riverside Dr.
December 3rd City of Green Bay
Next tour is Dec. 3rd to the City of Green Bay Department of Public Works Municipal Garage at 519 S. Oneida St. We will see how the City prepares for the winter season and how they maintain the 456 miles of City Streets during winter operations.
The Municipal Garage is located between Shawano Ave. and Mason St on the west side. From the library proceed west on Walnut St. It becomes Shawano Ave at oakland Ave. Continue past West High School and the Gray St signalized intersection. Turn left at the next signalized intersection which is Oneida St.. The garage is on your left just prior to Mason St.
January 14th NOAA Weather
February 11th Green Bay Packaging
March 11th ACE Marine
April 8th N.E.W. Plastics
May 20th WI Public Service Gas Generation
June 17th Symbolic Creations