The Water Council is the driving force in developing the business of water and turning Milwaukee and Wisconsin into the center of new water technology. One of the reasons RMF is a member of the Water Council is to support their dedication to new technology and business opportunities in the area. Check out the article about finding new entrepreneurs in the industry.
RMF and its employees like to have fun. Check here to see what we have done lately. Call us at (262) 554-1140 for more info.
Growing current business is important for growth and developing new business is the true key to continued success. The article below by Aaron Hager of WEDC details some of the groups in Wisconsin that are key to nurturing and growing new business in the state. From the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Technology Council, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative and not to mention the great UW System.
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We’re extremely happy to announce our most recent addition at RMF, Justin Wieners – Customer Account Manager. Justin is a member of the Customer Development Team (CDT) and will coordinate all client activities and projects. He’s responsible for making sure our customers are aware of every strength they can leverage at RMF in order to make sure we’re helping them move as quickly as their industry demands.
Justin is pictured here with Andrew Pike -CDT Manager, Linda Engelhardt -Customer Service, Drew Smith -Project Engineer, and Nick Hanson -Project Engineer.
It’s great to have you on the team!!!
The Customer Development Team (CDT) at RMF recently donated $2150.00 to the Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. The CDT raised the money by hosting a lunch sale cookout for all the employees. This included the sale of donated food from the CDT, an organized bean bag toss competition, and everyone’s favorite “Pie in the Face” contest.
The Herma Heart Center was chosen by the team in honor of Nash Pike, the son of Andy from RMF. Nash is pictured with the donation check (center), his brothers, and Dr. Michele Frommelt from the Herma Heart Center.
The CDT really stepped up and did something special. What started as a fun idea, turned into a great idea with a purpose. Amazing work and special thanks to the CDT pictured in the bottom right of the collage. Nick Hanson, Phil Wade, Cassie Machajewski, Bruce Miller, Mary Ellen Graebner, Andy Pike, Linda Engelhardt, Al Coulthart, Xing Phouybanhdyt. Not pictured: Drew Smith and Dave Bach.
I can’t wait to see what they do next year!
Recently, employees at RMF collected school supplies to give to the Lakeside COP House. The Lakeside COP (Community Orientated Policing) House is located at 2237 Mead St. It was built with a donation from SC Johnson Wax and the Racine Community Foundation along with other supporters from the community.
The purpose of the COP house is to allow officers assigned to work closely with the Lakeside community to address concerns of the residents. Through interaction with the residents, officers gain information on crime trends, quality of life concerns and the needs of the community allowing for program development to help the community.
The top picture includes Officer James Kelley, Cathy Hicks and Heather Halbach from RMF. The lower picture has some of the local kids that came over to see what the hubbub was about.
Lower Playground Renovation
RMF was lucky enough to be able to help with part of the Woodlands School-Milwaukee playground renovation project. The RMF Team was led by Andy Pike – Director of Engineering and Customer Development.
Back In 2003 (13 years ago), Woodlands School decided to add a playground on the lower lot of the Bluemound Campus. This lower lot playground is meant for children 1st grade and up to enjoy! After many years of use, the shredded rubber surface and border has broken down and is in desperate need of replacement. Woodlands School Leaders and the PTO recognized this a few years ago; but the roadblock has always been finding a place to take the shredded rubber to dispose of, or recycle. We now found a source to recycle the shredded rubber and are moving on to the next step of taking action!
The Volunteers Raised $4,000! Participating were 20 volunteers with 80 hours of project time . . . and the transformation is amazing!!
Woodlands School – Bluemound Campus
Racine Metal Fab
Chris Svoboda – Owner of Pier Milwaukee Yacht Storage
Mrs. Schier – Tom’s Trailers
The second week of the RMF walking challenge was won by Amy Havemann. Amy walked 44.1 miles in during the week and the total for everyone in the challenge was 530.6 miles in 2 weeks, approximately 1,061,200 steps in total! Amy is one of our Operation Team members working hard on getting products out to our customer’s on-time and crafted to their exacting standards.
Take a minute to check out our E-Book on prototypes. This process is the starting point that allows us to help our customers develop new products, test designs, and get them into the marketplace quickly.
At RMF we strive to promote best practices in manufacturing. We also do the same in employee development and health. Our Health and Wellness Team provides opportunities to come together as a group to learn and participate in a number of programs.
Phil Wade took the Week 1 Walking Challenge with a whopping 52.7 miles walked. While he’s not walking, Phil is a key member of the New Product Implementation team. NPI is instrumental in helping us get our customers prototypes and samples used in developing new products. Can he repeat for Week 2…stay tuned.
We recently held the annual RMF company golf outing at Ives Grove Golf Course in Sturtevant WI. It was a beautiful day and despite the toll we all took on the course a great time was had by all. The outing was followed by lunch and prizes. Thanks to everyone for attending and a special thanks to Mona Milinski and Cathy Hicks for setting everything up and keeping us on schedule!
The Team at RMF would like to welcome Cassie Machajewski. Cassie comes to us from UW – Platteville with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She will be working with the CDT (customer development team) with ties to the both the customer and RMF operations. It’s great to have Cassie here with us at RMF, pictured here with Andy Pike – Director of CDT/Engineering. Welcome!