Michels Materials: Announces Entry Into Concrete Paving Industry

Tim Michels (920) 924-4392
David Stegeman (920) 924-4328

BROWNSVILLE, Wis. (March 24, 2005) — Patrick Michels, president of Michels Corporation, announced today that Michels Materials, a division of Michels Corporation, will enter the concrete paving industry. Mike Debelak, a 10 year veteran of Michels, will become division manager of the new concrete paving operations.

Tim Michels, vice president of Michels Corporation said, “Michels has the resources and experience to expand our existing operations into this critical area of the Wisconsin economy which has recently seen a void created because of problems at other paving contractors. We’re dedicated to providing the industry with a reliable, union paving contractor. Michels Materials has built its reputation by providing quality, consistent work and we want to see these jobs stay in the state of Wisconsin.”

Both the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Operating Engineers were supportive of Michels’ announcement.

“This business extension aligns perfectly with our existing operations,” said Patrick Michels. “The addition of concrete paving to our pallet of operations provides an exciting opportunity for our team members to apply their expertise.”

Michels Materials Promotes Leadership
With this announcement also came news of several promotions within Michels Materials.
J.R. Ramthun, a 20 year veteran of Michels, has been promoted to divisional manager of Road Construction Operations. Jack Westerman, a 34 year veteran has been promoted to division manager of Aggregate Crushing Operations. And Bob Bingen, will become division manager of Pit & Quarry Operations.

Michels Materials, one of the largest aggregate producers in Wisconsin, operates nearly 100 quarries, and sand and gravel deposits throughout the state to supply a wide variety of crushed aggregates to the construction industry. Established in 1976, Michels Materials employs more than 250 employees.

Michels Corporation is a diversified utility, engineering, design and construction contractor with a critical expertise in linking systems for energy, communications, transportation and distribution. Based in Brownsville, Wis., Michels is dedicated to providing an atmosphere of integrity in which the needs and expectations of its customers and employees are met and exceeded consistently. Michels employs more than 1,800 people and works with customers from across the United States and Canada and around the world.