• 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…

  • 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…

  • FUNDRAISER GOLF OUTING

    Congratulations to our foursome (Mark Koch, Eric Rooney, Rick Lang, and Josh Rosburg) who played a great round of golf for a great cause July 11th for the Friends of GOAL Golf Scramble fundraiser for the Orfordville Library! Eric was…

  • 50 Years of Fabrication

    Akey Manufacturing was formed in 1966 as a family owned farm machinery repair shop and later evolved into a manufacturing company producing many product lines such as: side dump trailers, double decking systems for semi-trailers, cargo restraining devices, and many…