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Henkel Workers Help With Art Move

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Henkel employees helped install sculptures around Mason City as part of the River City Sculptures on Parade.

The MadHatters perform at Good Shepherd

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To thank the residents and staff for their understanding and patience during the recent construction project at Good Shepherd, Henkel Construction Company sponsored some musical entertainment for their enjoyment.  The MadHatters, from the University of Wisconsin, are the premier men’s a cappella group at the UW campus in Madison.  The MadHatters performed a variety of songs, including singing “Happy Birthday” to one of the Good Shepherd residents.  Nick Schneider, a member of The MadHatter group, was a Henkel Construction employee on the Good Shepherd project.

Henkel is Blue

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Henkel was officially designated as a BlueZones Certified Worksite ™. Henkel has always been an industry leader in safety and understands the importance of empowering employees to be happier, healthier and more productive by creating healthy work environments.

“Henkel Construction Company is excited to be the first company in the construction industry to be designated as a BlueZones Worksite,” said Gary Schmit, President, Henkel Construction Company. “We have always taken great pride in enhancing the health, safety, and well-being of all Henkel employees and will continue those efforts using the resources available through the Blue Zones Project.”

Henkel Women Build!

Women Build Habitat for Humanity

Henkel women grabbed their hard hats for Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa’s “Women Build” Day. Though “Women Build” is an international Habitat program, this is the first time the event has been held in North Iowa. It encourages women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity. The Henkel ladies teamed with ladies from First Citizens National Bank to construct one of three sheds for new women homeowners. The ladies nailed it, and the action packed day was a huge success!

 

Henkel Celebrates Milestone by Giving Back

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Henkel employees celebrated the company’s 120th Anniversary by picking up their hammers and opening up their hearts. Lots of hands helped construct a wooden playground set that was donated to Crisis Intervention Service. Chief Financial Officer Tim Sautter and Project Manager Cheryl Hubbard spearheaded the project. “We thought this was a wonderful way to use our talents to give back to a very worthwhile organization,” said Hubbard. “Our mission statement talks about our dedication to community service and this project shows we truly live it.”

After the last bolts were tightened, the playground took the long way home. It was the centerpiece of Henkel’s float for the North Iowa Band Festival Parade before being installed at the shelter.

“We were completely overwhelmed with excitement when Henkel Construction contacted us to ask if we would be interested in playground equipment for our shelter,” said Mary Ingham, Executive Director of Crisis Intervention Service. “Each year, our shelter serves as a safe home to over 200 women and 130 children. This thoughtful donation will provide countless hours of enjoyment and healthy outdoor activity for the children using our services. Thank you Henkel Construction for supporting our mission!”

 

Henkel Is Ready to Race!

On the Road For Education Marathon

Henkel workers laced up their running shoes for the On the Road for Education Marathon. Three teams of employees participated in the marathon’s first ever corporate relay marathon event. The course took runners through historic downtown Mason City, on to the scenic path along the Winnebago River, and ended at Newman Catholic High School. The run was grueling for some of the Henkel participants who thought their leg of the race was a lot longer than it actually was. The runners had a lot of fun and a few sore muscles. The marathon supports the Newman Catholic Foundation.

 

Henkel Steps Up, Steps Forward to Make It Happen for United Way

Henkel employees are long-time supporters of United Way of North Central Iowa. Henkel President Gary Schmit was the 2012 Campaign Director, leading the drive to raise funds for the 55 partner agencies United Way serves. The campaign had a special focus on the following United Way programs: Backpack Buddies, TeenScreen Schools & Communities and the Saints Shuttle/Fort Dodge Dash Transportation initiative. Henkel employees give more than just money to United Way. They also give back as campaign ambassadors, board members, and community volunteers.