Effective at the start of 2016, EFCO Finishing has officially joined the the Tool, Die and Machining Association of Wisconsin (TDMAW). Along with serving as a resource for the organization, EFCO looks forward to the many networking, educational, and customer interaction opportunities. The TDMAW was established in 1937, so it is a well established organization with firm roots in the community, similar to EFCO, which dates back to 1945!
EFCO, a metal finishing company in Butler, is a job shop focused on the deburring of parts, offering vibratory finishing, ball burnishing, steel grit and steel shot blasting, glass bead blasting, blastroom blasting, degreasing, polishing, and many more services. Different from the typical member who is a tool and die or machine shop owner, the organization amended its bylaws to create a new category of membership focusing on outside services. This fits well with the EFCO model, which is to be a metal finishing resource for our customers, offering advice and solutions on a wide variety of different needs.
The year started off with a meeting January 5th at Alioto’s in Wauwatosa, with Cathy Stepp, Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources Secretary, informing the group of what is happening on both the state and national level regarding regulatory and environmental issues. Secretary Stepp, with her background in the private sector, was well received by the group with what she emphasized as a common sense approach to doing business. Both she and Governor Walker continue to challenge the organization on ways to do things more efficiently, and effectively, for the business community and the citizens of Wisconsin, who are the DNR’s customers.
Terry is looking forward to meeting more of the group at future meetings, and participating in other events as they come up.