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Meeting/Event Information

November Meeting Presentation and Tour at JF Ahern: Appleton Location

November 13, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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JF Ahern
2111 N Sandra St.
Appleton, WI 54911


Ahern began as a small plumbing and heating shop in 1880 and has since passed on through five generations to become one of the largest, most successful specialty contracting firms in the nation. In 1975, Ahern relocated to its current Fond du Lac location at 855 Morris St., building a 30,000 square foot facility. Since the 1990’s, Ahern has made significant expansions to its Fond du Lac Headquarters. This includes a Fire Protection building, a Pipe Fabrication building, a Sheet Metal Shop, a Plumbing Shop, as well as a 54,000 expansion to its corporate office building. Ahern has a total of 14 offices across the Midwest and has gone from having 200-plus employees companywide to over 1,400.

Due to the amount of growth over the years, Ahern acquired a new Appleton facility in 2017 with 104,000 square feet of shop production space and office space of over 38,000 square feet. The facility gives Ahern the ability to expand on the mechanical, fire, and service sides of the business while providing the extra space for additional fabrication projects. Shop offerings include Industrial Services, Pipe Fabrication, as well as Fire Safety & Equipment.

The office space was completely remodeled to offer a more improved and modern layout for team collaboration. The space is more open and includes cubicles, enclaves, conference rooms, and collaboration areas. A fitness center is also available for those who wish to use it. The new layout gives way to continued opportunities for growth in the future.

Using the idea of remodeling yesterday’s buildings in an IOT (Internet of Things) world, Ahern was able to upgrade the building’s technology to be more efficient and cost-effective. Ahern’s Appleton office is the latest addition to the Ahern open source campus solution. The connected Appleton office consists of a non-proprietary Building Automation System (BAS), fire alarm system, lighting controls system, security cameras, and IOT IP controllers. These systems are interconnected and integrated into the Ahern campus solution supervisory platform along with the Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, and Menomonee locations.

Registration and Networking: 11:30
Lunch and Presentation: 12:00
Tour: 12:30 - 1:00


$15.00 Member Registration

$25.00 Non-Member Registration


Ahern Address & Basic Map