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Blue Ox Honors Associates at Awards Banquet

Blue Ox associates honored at annual banquet

Pender, Neb.-based Blue Ox held its 18th Annual Service Award Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux City on June 15.

According to a press release, the supplier hosts an annual banquet to show appreciation to the associates and their years of dedication. Associates and their guests were treated to a social hour and a gourmet meal before the award presentation began.

Blue Ox honors its associates at five-year intervals. Those honored at this year’s banquet were:

5 Years – Ward Barelman of Wayne (IT department).

10 Years – Ed Isaac of Bancroft (service tech), Todd Kubik of Pender (material handler), Aaron Mahaney of Walthill (maintenance), and Mike Thelander of Melbourne, Fla. (outside sales).

15 Years – Kim Bargmann of Bancroft (supply chain specialist), Delwin Kai of Pender (fabrication), and Deanna Wendte of Pender (customer care).

20 Years – Ron Duncan of Pender (Welding) and Cory Meyer of Pender (Shipping and Assembly).

25 Years – Duane Kratke of Pender (fabrication), Ray Potter of Thurston (assembly), Billie Rager of Emerson (fabrication) and Paul Thomsen of Pender (customer care).

35 Years – Keith Brehmer of Pender (material handler) and Doug Glaubius of Wisner (fabrication).

40 Years – Joan Beckman of Pender (assembly) and Larry Witt of Wakefield (welding).

In appreciation of their years of service the honored guests received various gifts including;

• Beautiful detailed, life-like Terry Redlin deer sculptures, modeled after Redlin paintings.

• Beautiful clock with a walnut frame, gold/silver accents, and a pendulum with crystals from Swarovski components.

• Beautiful world globe inlaid with over 25 hand carved semi-precious gemstones on a gold plated table stand with a built-in compass.

• $1,750.00 credit towards a trip for two to a domestic destination of choice within the 48 continental United States.

• Beautiful 10k patented Sunshine Gold Blue Ox ring with genuine full cut diamonds set in square collects in West German Fire Blue Spinel stones

• Beautifully designed classic styled grandfather clock.

•Trip for two to Ireland.

• Hawaiian cruise for two.

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