2012 marks Harmony Enterprise’s 50 year anniversary! To celebrate Harmony Enterprise’s history and future, we want to honor some of our employees who have been the most loyal and dedicated to Harmony Enterprises through their years of service. We are grateful to all of our staff members for being loyal, knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to what they do.
The Harmony Enterprises Staff consists of:
- 6 employees with over 30 years service
- 11 employees with over 20 years service
- 23 employees with over 10 years service
- and many more valuable employees whom we hope are with us for years to come!
We asked the employees who have had 20 or more years of service with Harmony Enterprises to share with us how they have seen Harmony Enterprises change over the years, and what they like best about working for Harmony Enterprises. Here is what they said.
Staff of 20 Years and More Talk about Harmony Enterprises:
“I like the sense of accomplishment when a machine works the way I think it should…. and the small town atmosphere… everybody knows everybody and cares about the other person.”
Steve Scrabeck, Engineering Technician, 38 years
What he really does: Designs the structural components of Harmony’s balers and compactors
“There are always new challenges with helping customers. Each challenge helps our company grow and understand more about what customers are a looking for and gives us new direction to help the needs of our customers. Management and employees are great to work together in developing new products and to help grow the company…The people I have worked with here have been great. The knowledge and dedication of each employee has made my job easier.”
Stephen Sagen, Technical Sales Support Engineer, 36 years
What he really does: Works with sales and engineering to educate customers on baler operations and solutions, designs balers based on customer needs
“When I started, we only built 2 products, and now it has grown to 50 plus models. You could say I have seen the birth of a lot of Harmony Enterprises line of products… After all those years it make you wonder just how much steel you’ve moved, how many miles of welding wire has run through your hands, or just how many recycling balers you have seen ho out the door.”
Carl Ernst, Welder, 32 Years
What he really does: Welds together steel parts large and small that turn into balers or compactors that are sold worldwide
“Watching Harmony Enterprises grow both nationally and internationally has been fun throughout the years… I have mostly enjoyed the many people that I have gotten to know throughout the years, old and new.”
Fay Garness, Payroll Clerk , 31 years
What she really does: Manages employee benefits, payroll, accounts receivable, organizes company events, serves on safety committee
“Just being part of a global business is exciting.”
Mike Knutson, Assembler, 22 Years
What he really does: Fits hydraulic, electric, and mechanical parts together to make an operating baler
“I enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere that Harmony Enterprises offers its employees. Even as we continue to grow and are one of the leading manufacturers of recycling and waste reduction equipment both domestically and internationally, we continue to maintain a friendly, close-knit environment that makes it a pleasure to come to work each day.”
Brenda Hoag, Sales and Marketing, 21 years
What she really does: Fulfills phone and website inquiries, government bids, and solicitation requests
“The people I work with on the floor is what I like best about working at Harmony Enterprises. Also seeing the company sell overseas, and the new design of the T60 (System Ten Sixty) have been significant changes since I first started.”
Steve Chiglo, Welder, 20 years
What he really does: Builds (welds) the big balers at Harmony – T60, H60, G2
All of us at Harmony Enterprises look forward to our continued success together. Thank you all those who have worked so hard for so many years. We are proud to offer all the diverse jobs to our community not only in Harmony, Minnesota, but also through our “extended” family in Toulouse, France!