News: Colby – Packaging Corp. Honors Employees (1971)


Surnames: Pekar, Worden, Zwirchitz, Pielage, Baumgart, Beyerl, Carr, Motelet, Sterzinger, Reavill, Davis, Peters, Majerus, Ridderbusch, Zrustskie, Zygowicz, Degenhardt, Hollman, Johnson, Krauter, Loos, Ludwig, Olson, Peissig, Schafer, Schroeder, Starr, Tomczyk, Underwood, Karow, Maderich

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Nov 1971

Packaging Corporation of America honored twenty-eight of its employees, twenty-two from the Colby operation and six from the Wausau office, at its eighth annual service award banquet, with festivities at the Colby Hotel on Saturday, October 30, 1971.

Wausau guests included Mr. R.R. Pekar, Sales Manager, Wausau, and his wife and Gerald Worde, International Representative of AFL-CIO, Pulp Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers, and his wife.

D.J. Zwirchitz, Plant Manager of the Colby plant gave the welcome address, acted as master of ceremonies, and introductions were made of all in attendance.

V.B. Pielage, General Manager, located at the Wausau office, gave the invocation. He later expressed appreciation to the loyal employees for their years of services, totaling 255 years, followed by his presentation of the services award pins and charm bracelets to the following:

- 20-year pins to: Harold Baumgart and Jim Beyerl, both of Colby.
- 15- year pins to: Henry Carr, David Motelet, Wm. Sterzinger, all of Colby, and Acton Reavill, Wausau.
- 10-year pins to: James Davis and June Peters of Wausau; Greg Majerus, Dale Ridderbusch, Harry Zrutskie, and Jerome Zygowicz of Colby.
- 5-year pins to: Pal Degenhardt, James Hollman, Peter Johnson, Gary Krauter, Dean Loos, Edwin Ludwig, Norman Olson, Esther Peissig, Reuben Schafer, Robert Schroeder, David Starr, Norbert Tomczyk and Mae Underwood of Colby; Judith Karow and Margaret Maderich of Wausau.

Pielage, being honored for 20 years of service, had his pin presented to him by his wife, Mariann.

Upon completion of the presentation of awards, which is an annual event honoring employees each five years of service, Pielage spoke of the progress and expansion of Packaging Corporation, a nationwide organization with 57 strategically located plants.



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