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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedMagnum to the rescue
By Kristy Hemp
 
It’s no secret that the AirVenture grounds took on a lot of water the past several days. “Watery chocolate pudding” is how Steve Taylor, EAA’s facility manager, described it.

But EAA has a great partner in Magnum Products of Berlin, Wisconsin. Magnum generously donates generators for opening-day concerts and events in the Theater in the Woods, as well as light towers so that attendees can get around at night. This year, EAA called on the company for its portable, industrial-size units to pump out all the water the grounds have received.

“Magnum was able to muster up some units for us,” Taylor said. “They have been helping with flooding in the surrounding communities, and even though they were short on equipment, they rebuilt some units and put some together for us to use. They’ve put us in a better position to get out to more areas with their hoses.”

Keith Hamm, an engineering supervisor at Magnum, has been bringing over all the equipment needed. He was on-site Thursday and Friday bringing units over. “The pumps have been running 24/7 since late last week,” said EAA Director of Business Development Jeff Kaufman. “Any issues and they are ‘Johnny-on-the-spot!’ We call and ask for what we need, and they react right away.”

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