(July 26, 2012) Accurate Specialties Inc., a composite gear manufacturing company and one of eight subsidiaries of The Fisher Barton Group, hosted a visit from State Representative Chris Kapenga and fellow campaign supporters on Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Representative Kapenga chose the 33rd District Fisher Barton location to announce his candidacy for the State Senate, which is being vacated by Senator Rich Zipperer. The Accurate Specialties stop was the first of four visits to companies within his district on Thursday at which he made the same announcement and received operational tours.
During his speech, Representative Kapenga extended his gratitude to Dick Wilkey, Fisher Barton company founder, for his confidence and support of Wisconsin business. “When I met Dick a few years back, he was worried about the future of our state’s business economy. Then we began to prove that Wisconsin IS in fact open for business with a strong and durable economy backed by government support, and Fisher Barton committed to a multi-million dollar materials laboratory expansion. I was happy to be a part of the grand opening of this new lab last August, and in addition, this $1.5 million dollar machine behind me was made in Wisconsin, for a Wisconsin business, and will help add more jobs in Waukesha and Wisconsin.”
Accurate Specialties and The Fisher Barton Group are primary sponsors for the 2011 Wings Over Waukesha Air Show.
Accurate Specialties and The Fisher Barton Group took a lead role in the Wings Over Waukesha Air Show. In the past, the event was a static display event without flying performers other than some formation fly overs rides for purchase in vintage aircraft. However, 2011 marked the first time in 30 years that Waukesha County Airport, formerly Crites Field, held a full air show.
The performers included wing walkers, aerobatic flyers that included John Mohr in a stock 1942 Stearman, Jim “Fang” Maroney in his Super Chipmunk, Dave Dacy and Tony Kazian performing wing walking routines in a Super Stearman, and Dr. Bill Blank in his Super Decathalon.
The event was held for the purpose of bringing visibility to the Waukesha County Airport and its use by the General Aviation community generating income and value for Waukesha County. Nearly 20,000 patrons attended the event. The Fisher Barton Group headquarters and Accurate Specialties facility, both located across the street, are committed to an active role in our community. We urge everyone to support their military and the history of aviation through events such as this.