• CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT – TWISTED WOOD, LLC

    We here at Akey Manufacturing are big believers in supporting our community and local businesses. Today I would like to tell you about a local businessman who just happens to be a loyal customer of ours as well! Meet Scott…

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake

    Dear Community Friend,   As the nation’s oldest, largest, and most effective donor supported youth mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds.  The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are often living in a…

  • Finger Labyrinth Before Painting

    Labyrinth Project

    From time to time, Akey Manufacturing participates in special projects for our Rock County neighbors and community.  One such project was to fabricate a Labyrinth for the Evansville Peace Garden Project. According to Wikipedia, in English, the term labyrinth is…

  • Challenges We Face As Small Business Owners (Con’t)

    HIRING CHALLENGES FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER (PART II OF IV) SOME COMMON MISTAKES (CON’T) Not thoroughly vetting candidates before hiring A candidate may have an impressive résumé, but how do you know he or she will be the right…

  • Challenges We Face As Small Business Owners

    HIRING CHALLENGES FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER (PART I OF IV) Hiring new employees means your business is thriving and that is a good thing. But, hiring is not easy.  In fact, it is one of the many challenges we face as…

  • USS New York LPD-21

    USS NEW YORK (LPD-21)   Shortly after 9/11, George E Pataki, Governor of New York, wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R England requesting that they bestow the name “New York” on a surface warship involved…

  • Whitewater Armory Railing-Then & Now

    Working in conjunction with RR Walton Company, Ltd., Akey fabricated new railings for the Old Armory in Whitewater, WI. “The Whitewater National Guard Armory was built in 1940 by a WPA Labor Group. Total cost for construction was $30,000. It…

  • Picnic Summer Guide

    COMPANY PICNIC 2015

    COMPANY PICNIC AND EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION 2015   The benefits of hosting a company picnic go beyond the fun you have that day.  Companies should consider Employee Appreciation events like a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s or Father’s Day. The sentiments…