Owner and Chairman of the Board Recieves Award from United Way

Joe Kinsella, Pointe Precision Owner and Chairman of the Board received the Tina Peters Dedicated Service Award from the United Way of Portage County on Tuesday, January 23.  The award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary passion and compassion to the residents of Portage County through United Way and through other community support activities and projects.  Joe began volunteering with United Way in 1986 as a company campaign coordinator, served on the board for 15 years, was board president and the 2005 campaign drive chair.  The list of other local boards and committees he has served is pages long.  See the link below to see the full story:

https://www.spcitytimes.com/2018/01/25/united-way-honors-individuals-organizations-for-support-of-2017-campaign/

New Fortus 450mc 3D Printer Has Arrived

We are excited for the arrival of our newest piece of equipment - the Fortus 450mc 3D printer.  This machine will expand our 3D printing capabilities to handle the following materials; FDM Nylon 12, PC-ISO & AMB-M30i, and ULTEM 9085 & 1010, as well as increase our build envelope to 16" X 14" X 16".  The Fortus 450mc will be used to build high-requirement prototypes, jigs, fixtures, tooling and custom production parts.

Pointe Precision Youth Apprentice Receives Scouts Top Honor

Pointe Precision Youth Apprentice Jacob Schulfer was recently awarded the top rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America.  For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Jacob constructed a reflection/prayer garden at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Polonia, WI, which he designed, raised funds, and built on his own.  Jacob is in his second year of the Youth Apprentice program at Pointe Precision and plans on studying Mechanical Engineering in College.  Click the link below to read the Stevens Point City Times article:

https://www.spcitytimes.com/2016/11/23/local-young-man-achieves-eagle-scout-award/

Pointe Precision Recognizes National Apprenticeship Week November 14 – 18, 2016

Pointe Precision, Inc. recognizes National Apprenticeship Week

November 14 – 18, 2016

 

WASHINGTONPointe Precision, Inc., in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will participate in National Apprenticeship Week November 14- 18, 2016 as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.

 

Pointe Precision, Inc. has offered an Apprenticeship program for 20 years and has trained 40 students in fields such as CNC Machine Operation, Inspection and Deburring.

 

“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Bonnie Meddaugh, VP of Administration. I highly encourage those in our business community to learn how they can establish an Apprenticeship program within their own organization.”

 

Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. According to the Bureau Director of State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, companies that offer Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more.

 

“While 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy and more,” said Bureau Director of the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. “The goal of the National Apprenticeship Week and open house events like this one is to educate businesses and leaders about the importance of Apprenticeship programs. These programs can lead to great jobs that also help positively impact our economy.”

 

The U.S. currently has approximately 375,000 apprentices working with more than 150,000 employers. Last year, President Obama established a goal of doubling the number of Apprenticeships within five years. The inaugural National Apprenticeship Week is one of several initiatives helping achieve that goal.

 

Dozens of ApprenticeshipUSA supporters and stakeholders have committed to participating and hosting events in support of National Apprenticeship Week.

 

ABOUT NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model.  Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS SEE THE LINKS BELOW:

WI DWD Apprenticeship Website: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/

US Dept. of Labor Website: https://www.dol.gov/featured/apprenticeship

Pointe Precision Apprenticeships: http://pointeprecision.com/careers/

Pointe Precision Participates In Hope Starts Here 5K Walk

On Sunday, October 9th a group of Pointe Precision employees and their families participated in the Hope Starts Here 5K walk in Stevens Point to help support local breast care patients.  The walk was the kickoff to raise funds to build a breast care center at St. Michaels Hospital in Stevens Point.  For more information on this great cause please visit www.hopeisbuilding.com  

Pointe Precision Employee Maggie Hirzy Places 1st at Wisconsin SkillsUSA Conference

 Maggie Hirzy (second from left) with her fellow medal winners. Photo courtesy of The Stevens Point City Times.

Maggie Hirzy (second from left) with her fellow medal winners. Photo courtesy of The Stevens Point City Times.

Maggie Hirzy, a Pointe Precision employee and Mid-State Technical College Machine Tool student placed 1st in the CNC Milling event at the 43rd Annual Wisconsin State SkillsUSA Secondary Leadership and Skills Conference. Maggie has now advanced to compete at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Congrats Maggie, and best of luck at nationals! Read the full article in the Stevens Point City Times.

Student Job Fair

Pointe Precision, Inc. attended the Wisconsin Rapids Student Job Fair at the Boys & Girls Club on Monday, March 14th. The job fair is put on for student job seekers at the High School and College Level looking for part-time and seasonal work. Pointe Precision, Inc. was in attendance to promote the Youth Apprentice Program relationships with area High Schools. Many students stopped by the Pointe Precision table to learn about the program and how they could get involved. Pointe Precision has been involved with the youth apprentice program for 19 years. We have had a total of 36 students go through the program, 17 of which remain employed at Pointe Precision today. We are currently looking to hire three two-year apprenticeship students.