Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Ever wondered what a Millwright does?

Early Bird today was Dick Anderson.

President Tony Rubin called the meeting to order with a ring of the bell, a moment of silence, and a new joke.

Guests: Pat Morseth of CHUBB insurance was a guest of Jim Erickson and a potential new member. Randy Brinkman of Montgomery-Brinkman was in attendance as well.

Honorary Members in attendance were Martin Peyer and Russ Bremner, and Ron Britz.


  1. There is a board meeting today after the regular meeting.
  2. There is no meeting next week!
  3. Martin Peyer gave us a recap of his bike trip across the USA from Seattle to Boston.
  4. Tom Whaley gave us an update on how the “Food Fight” promotion went at CHS Field. Should have been followed with a “Cleanup your ballpark and Protect the Environment” Promotion.


Business Networking: Karen Holtmeier is still looking for part time bookkeeping help.

Business Exchange: Catherine Moore started us off, followed by Karen Holtmeier, Dwain Coleman, Tony Rubin, Chris Leonard, Chuck Shreffler, and Ron Britz.

Table Introductions: There were no table introductions today.

Sock Challenge: Pat Morseth, CHUBB was the winner today in a close contest.

Pot of Gold: Chuck Shreffler drew 5 cards and the big winner was Martin Peyer.

Craft Talk:

Chuck Shreffler introduced Chris Leonard of Armor Mechanical and Clint Retterath of Armor Mechanical.

Chris has been married to Alicia for 22 years and they have two sons. Chris as we all know is big into hunting and fishing for hobbies.

Chris started Armor Mechanical in 2007 and they provide Plumbing, Pipefitting, and Millwright services all around the metro area as well as outstate.

Clint recently joined Armor to head up the Millwright operation and has over 35 years of experience in being a millwright with Yale Mechanical and Egan Mechanical. He lives in Buffalo on the lake.

Clint gave us a photo tutorial on what millwrights do based on jobs he has done. They work on bridge cranes, jib cranes, dust collectors, conveyors, stairs, platforms, robot installation, reconfigure factories, welding, metal fabrication, security fences, and much more.

They do installation and maintenance projects with about 90% of the labor being supplied by Armor.

Register to Chris Leonard at 763-219-7441 or chris@armormechanical.com

Looking ahead:

August 29th there will be no meeting.

September 5th will be at the Edina Country Club with Les Jones Roofing giving the craft talk.

September 12th will be Houselift at the Edina Country Club.