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Local engineer Paul Burkner honored for innovation, ingenuity

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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:00 pm

It is midmorning in Lodi, and the walkie-talkie attached to Paul Burkner's belt crackles to life as he walks the yard at Ag Industrial Manufacturing, Inc., a one-acre maze of parts, machinery and warehouses.

An employee is with a representative from E&J Gallo Winery, and has a question on the length of wire needed to repair a piece of equipment.

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  • posted at 8:59 am on Fri, Jul 31, 2009.


    I've known Mr. Burkner for 25 some years now,,,,, Even when I was a nobody,,,, and I'm still a relative nobody,,,,, he always treated me like I was the most important person in the world, right then. A very valuable lesson, and something I've tried to apply and emulate myself in both my personal and business life since,,,,, learned it first right here, from Mr. Burkner. Paul, glad you were able to get, some well-deserved recognition, from some of your peers in the business. Joe

  • posted at 8:58 am on Fri, Jul 31, 2009.


    Hooray for LNS! Finally an article of intelligent content. Kids (and you doofus parents) listen up! Engineers are at the base of the progressive pyramid - not online schools or financial wiz-idiots or even Doctors and lawyers. Take note - this is the kind of man God intended us to become. Smart, innovative, modest, helpful - he epitomizes what the Real MAN/WOMAN in America should be. Paul - I raise a toast to you, amigo!

  • posted at 3:06 am on Fri, Jul 31, 2009.


    Great article Paul! Congratulations, you deserve it!!

  • posted at 2:46 am on Fri, Jul 31, 2009.


    How cool! Machinery manufacturing in Lodi!As a mechanical engineer myself, I'm happy to see stuff like this right here. I'd like to visit this place!



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