New Internal Innovations Series Begins at Excel

Our company recently began a series of internal lunch meetings, called our “Innovation Series” celebrating the unique things we do at Excel! This photo is a snapshot from out Structural department’s presentation today. The purpose of the Innovation Series is to encourage a culture that promotes “out of the box” thinking during the design process by recognizing and celebrating creative solutions developed for everyday projects here at Excel. We further desire to create a work environment that continually challenges us to improve, which ultimately results in a more satisfying work environment and better plans! To learn more about the design services we can offer you, visit our website at http://www.excelengineer.com/

Excel Explorer Program for High School Students

Do you know a high school student interested in pursuing a career in Architecture or Engineering? Starting in October, we will again be running our Explorer Program designed to give students an idea of what it is like to work in the Architectural Engineering field. This hands-on program will give students an opportunity to work on projects and skills training with our volunteer employees leading the program. We will have a program orientation session/open house on October 3rd at 6:00pm and sessions will run ever second and fourth Tuesday from October to January at 6:00pm. We would love to have you join! Learn more about the program here:

The primary purpose of this program is to give students an idea of what it is like to work in the Architectural field, through fun hands-on projects and skills training by volunteer architects. Our hope is that they will gain useful knowledge and skills to help them determine  if a further education and career in architecture could be in their future!

The program will include presentations and hands-on activities in the following areas:

  • Primary focus on Architectural Design
  • Learning and using CAD and BIM (AutoCAD and Revit software)
  • Structural Engineering presentation is included and based on student interest, Mechanical Engineering (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) can be offered to students
  • Interested students and a parent/guardian are invited to an open house and program orientation session on October 3rd at 6:00 PM at:

Excel Engineering, Inc., 100 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac, WI

This will be a brief meeting to acquaint students with the program and advisors for the program, as well as answer any questions you may have. The group will then meet every second and fourth Tuesday from October through January at 6:00 PM for approximately one hour. Please invite your friends to come as well!

Students can email ned.d@excelengineer.com by September 30th if they are interested in participating or attending the open house. There is a one-time fee of $34.00 payable to Bay-Lakes Council at the first meeting and a parent/guardian’s signature is required for students under 18 year of age.

Kewaunee Lighthouse Gets Live Streaming Camera

The City of Kewaunee and Kewaunee Lighthouse Preservation Committee partnered with Excel Technologies for a new pan-tilt-zoom camera that’s available to the public on the Internet. The camera was originally intended for fishing enthusiasts to see Lake Michigan conditions prior to traveling down to the lakefront. This purpose has now expanded to lighthouse preservation enthusiasts who want to see the Kewaunee Lighthouse and the general public to see a beautiful view of the City of Kewaunee. Excel worked with the team to identify the best camera and method for the installation. Carlton Hunting and Fishing Club, a local conservation organization, contributed the funding to purchase the camera and installation. This partnership of local government, non-profit organizations and Excel Technologies provided a fun and unique addition to the City’s website that serves many aspects of its community as well as its tourism industry!

Check out the live view of the camera here: http://kewauneelighthouse.axiscam.net:9000/