COST held its annual company picnic on August 10th at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo, along with a beautiful sunny day in the mid-’70s, served as a perfect picnic venue. Interestingly, the Milwaukee County Zoo was COST’s very first customer dating back to 1957. The original work consisted of building simulated rockwork, earthen textures, and faux trees for several animal habitats. Since then, COST and the zoo continue to collaborate on world-class zoological park exhibit fabrication projects.
Turnout was strong, with over 160 employees and family members attending, some traveling from as far as the west coast to reconnect with friends and colleagues. Office, production, and field personnel were present for the festivities. Jon Stanwyck, CEO, acknowledged the team’s hard work and efforts in a closing speech. He specifically piqued interest while announcing company awards. After the festivities, employees were able to see first-hand the recently completed Adventure Africa exhibit, which opened to the public in May 2019, and the heavily themed Otter Passage, a spring 2018 project.
Adventure Africa marks twenty-four animal habitats completed by COST at the Milwaukee County Zoo.