Egge Machine and Speed Shop’s 95th Anniversary Celebration
Egge Machine and Speed Shop celebrated their 95th Anniversary with a barbecue lunch for their employees and friends on February 10, 2010.
The festivities began with big Angus burgers and Ball Park franks grilled perfectly by owner Bob Egge and Product Manager Neil Matranga. Shirley Hooper HR Director organized the event, securing two 20×30 tents, seating for 80, festive balloons and all the food and drinks including a super cool cupcake cake with their 95th Anniversary logo airbrushed on the yummy frosting.
Ernie Silvers, CEO made an announcement of the recent and past achievements of Egge and presented owners Bob Egge and Kathy (Egge) Weaver with commemorative clocks inscribed: “95th Anniversary—E.N. Egge Auto to Egge Machine Company, Inc. 1915-2010”
Bob Egge and Kathy Weaver took the stage and told stories of the first NC machine (pre-CNC) that used ticket tape to program. They also reminisced of a time when Jim Ketchum and John Garza (salesmen today who have been with the Egge’s for over 35 years each!) would come in on Saturday to answer the mail.
Counterman Peter Alamo always amazes us with his gastronomical super powers as he woofed down a double burger/double dog sandwich after he had already consumed a double cheese burger and a couple of roasted jalapeños.
Local dignitaries included Bruce Bertram from the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, Laurie Hand our Wells Fargo banker and the folks from Best Gasket, Taylor Engine, and Grant Rings.
Commemorative posters featuring the artwork of Lance Sorchik on one side and the Egge history on the other, were distributed to all attendees. Ernie Silvers capped the afternoon by stating this is just a prelude to our 100th Anniversary in 5 short years! Expect a big blow-out in February of 2015.