March was another exciting month for MAPCON. This month, we welcomed five new clients:
Quercus Forest Products — Quercus Forest Products Ltd is a family owned hardwood and timber product specialist. They stock a range of commercial hardwoods, including European Oak which they import from France.
Dte Energy — DTE Energy Co. is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.
Gurtler Industries — Gurtler Industries is a leading manufacturer of specialized laundry chemical products. Their strong commitment to excellence, for over 40 years, has earned them an unmatched reputation in the laundry industry.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church — The Church of the Holy Spirit is a Roman Catholic Faith community, following Christ, committed to serve their brothers and sisters through spiritual growth, social outreach, liturgical celebration, and religious education.
2015 is off to a great start! In the month of January, we welcomed these new clients to the Mapcon family:
Heat Treating Services Unlimited, Inc. — Heat Treating Services Unlimited, Inc. (HTSU) is a service company with the competitive advantage of being a single source provider of service, information and technical support for the thermal processing industry. HTSU is proud to be doing business with both customers and suppliers well known throughout the industry.
Robert Wayne Steinberger, 82, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2014.
Bob Steinberger was the Vice president of the MAPCON Division of DFM Systems until 2000. Bob led the acquisition of the MAPCON Division from DFM and took over the reins as President when MAPCON became employee owned in April of 2000. Bob was one of the primary architects of MAPCON and is responsible for most of what MAPCON has become. He retired in 2003 but continued to develop the MAPCON Lite product and to serve as Board President until 2010.
Bob was born April 17, 1932 in Urbana, Ohio. The Steinberger family settled and established the family farm in Urbana way back in 1815. He was a brilliant, witty and playful person who wrote poetry, loved and wrote music and conducted his own dance band. Bob college education included Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Ohio State University in Columbus and Oklahoma State University Stillwater. As a United States Air Force officer in the USAF from 1953 to 1966, he served as a B-52 instructor, navigator and engineer participating in the final hydrogen bomb tests at Easter Island in the Pacific in 1962.
In 1966, Bob resigned his commission to become an entrepreneur. He started and grew numerous computer software companies until his retirement.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Boggs of Williamsburg, Virginia; son, Matthew Steinberger and wife Tanya, (Sprague) of Soldotna, Alaska and son, Jim Steinberger and wife Wanita, (Heckman), parents of Bob’s four grandchildren, Justin Steinberger, Christina Steinberger, Melinda Steinberger and Trevor Steinberger all of Waukee, Iowa. The three sons of Ellen Steinberger from a previous marriage, Gary Kephart, Robert Kephart and Michael Bodensteiner all of Des Moines, as well as their children, Bryant, Brandon, Brittany and Mia.
The Houston Chronicle paid MAPCON CMMS software a very high complIment today by purchasing our MAPCON Lite product for use within its facilities.
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, contains the following information about the Houston Chronicle, “The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, United States, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building at 801 Texas Avenue, Houston. As of March 2013, it is the third-largest newspaper by Sunday circulation in the United States. With its 1995 buy-out of long-time rival the Houston Post, the Chronicle became Houston’s primary newspaper. The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily paper owned and operated by the Hearst Corporation, a multinational corporate media conglomerate with $4 billion in revenues. The paper employs nearly 2,000 people, including approximately 300 journalists, editors, and photographers. The Chronicle has bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Austin. Its web site averages more than 75 million page views per month.”
MAPCON is proud to be a member of the Houston Chronicle team.
Didion Milling received the 2013 MAPCON Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual MAPCON Users’ Group Conference on Sept. 23 in West Des Moines, Iowa. The award recognizes innovative companies using MAPCON software to drive efficiency and continuous improvement in operations.
MAPCON is an industry-leading computer maintenance management system (CMMS). It is used by organizations to plan and manage maintenance work, keep accurate inventory, schedule preventative maintenance, store equipment information, schedule labor and improve overall operational efficiency by reducing downtime.
“MAPCON has revolutionized the way we look at maintenance,” said Mike Ensley, CMMS administrator for Didion Milling and presentations coordinator for this year’s MAPCON Users’ Group Conference. “We’re recording real-time information, stocking smarter, using reports to plan better and maximizing plant uptime through the use of planned preventative maintenance.”
Didion Milling began implementing MAPCON software at its ethanol plant in 2010. Since then, more than 10,000 pieces of equipment have been integrated into the system and it is used both at the ethanol plant and the dry corn mill.
Didion Milling is a family-owned agricultural processing business located in the heartland of Wisconsin. For more than 40 years, Didion has been storing, milling, fermenting and transporting corn products. Didion’s growing portfolio of value-added corn products includes meals, grits, brans, pregelatinized flour and whole grain flour. To learn more, visit didionmilling.com.