Recognizing Teamwork, Honoring An Employee: Midwest Industries Announces Jon Jacobson Teamwork Award Winners

11 Midwest Industries recipients of the Jon Jacobson Teamwork Award

Ida Grove, IA (February 15, 2022) – There are individuals around us every day that go above and beyond to help others. Jon Jacobson was one such individual and a beloved Midwest Industries team member. Jacobson unexpectedly passed in 2021, and to honor his commitment to the team and community, Midwest Industries presented the Jon Jacobson Teamwork Award to fellow team members that embodied the noble traits of the positive force everyone at Midwest knew as “Big Jon.”

The award is focused on recognizing those in Midwest’s production and production support teams. Department teams include Drill, ShoreStation, Fabrication, Welding, Paint, Assembly, and more.

Each department nominated a representative who best characterizes the traits of Jon;

  • Shows concern and helps others both inside and outside their department
  • Puts others before self
  • Is flexible to accommodate the needs of others
  • Makes improvements that benefit others
  • Passes on quality work
  • Solves problems that make conditions better for others
  • Consistently communicates in a positive way
  • Make Midwest a better place to work for all

Eleven recipients of this award in Midwest Industries’ departments received $250 in recognition for their outstanding work. One of the eleven winners was randomly drawn to receive $1,000.

The following Winners of the Jon Jacobson Teamwork Award were announced in a company ceremony:

Recipent Name

Team Department

Award Amount

DJ Newman



Eder Garcia

Drill Room


Deb Griffin



Dan DeMey



Nallely Hernandez



Jimmy Rodriquez



Lucas Schossow



Patty Kunze

MPSE (Part Cage)


Mike Konradi



Anthony Pacheco

Paint Line


Darrell Wolf



Jon Devitt, CEO of Midwest Industries, addressed the company, “We know this is a tough endeavor as many of you work to help others every day. We look forward to honoring Jon and recognizing our great team at the same time.”

The company strives to put people first and values trust, inclusion, diversity, experience, and the innovative spirit. One of the biggest driving forces behind the company’s ability to produce innovative products–such as ShoreStation, ShoreLand’r, and Byron Select–is the company culture that has been established at Midwest Industries.

As a unified team, Midwest Industries move as one towards the goal of making people’s lives better through revolutionary products, dedicated training, diligent safety, and the ability to deliver excellence.

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