Customers of Michels traveled to Wisconsin to take a “swing” at helping to celebrate the company’s 50 years in the construction business.

The two-day celebration began on June 22 at South Hills Golf Course in Fond du Lac, Wis., for a shotgun start to 18 holes of golf. Golfers consisted of company president Pat Michels and many of the company’s vice presidents, along with customers and local dignitaries. They split up into foursomes and, despite the scorching temperatures, all had a great time.  

Locally based Holiday Automotive donated a new Chevy Malibu for anyone who could get a hole in one at the 10th hole — a 205-yard drive. Besides Mike Shannon, who donated the car, Dan Schwartz from Michels Pipeline came within feet of driving home in that beautiful car.

After a day on the course, golfers were invited to a cocktail hour followed by a wonderful dinner at the golf course’s clubhouse. Raffle prizes were given away and Pat Michels spoke to the guests, thanking them for years of doing business with Michels Corp.

“I heard nothing but compliments. Everyone seemed to be very happy. I am very glad of how the event turned out,” says Michels.

The next day, Michels hosted an open house so customers could visit their new offices. Trenchless Technology publisher Bernie Krzys also attended the open house. Office and yard tours were given and employees and guests were all invited to a great buffet in Dale’s Diner.

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