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The Tenacious Blog

Industry Insights from Experts & Everymen

Smoke signals are passé, newspapers are for packing glassware, and landlines are as popular as phone booths now. To get the skinny on safety, you gotta read The Tenacious Blog for the latest news and info on industry topics, trends, regulations, and more.

5 Oct 17

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Tenacious Tester Spotlight - Unscripted, Unbiased, Unabashed

Even if they don’t know him, it’s safe to say the residents of North St. Paul, Minnesota, get a charge out of Kevin Wick. Besides being fun and amiable, the Tenacious Tester has been a lineman and master electrician for the City of North Saint Paul Electric Utilities for more than three decades. He builds and repairs power lines and substations, repairs storm damage, works on wells and lift stations, and does building electrical maintenance. Read More

1 Sep 17

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Best Places to Work

St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 1, 2017) – Ergodyne has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” and ranked fourth in Minnesota among medium-sized businesses (50-250 employees) by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Read More

20 Jun 17

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Last 65 Roses

St. Paul, Minn. (June 20, 2017) – Ergodyne announced today their 20th and final round of 65 Roses: A Tenacious Tournament™. Two decades in, the premiere event has raised nearly 4 million dollars to support cystic fibrosis research. Played at the top-rated Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota, the 65 Roses Golf Classic provides a unique opportunity to connect with friends, clients, as well as existing and potential customers. Read More

10 Jan 17

Hello, 2017: We’ve Been Waiting for You


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The past two years in the industrial space have been tricky, to say the least. But with evolving safety standards on the horizon and frankly, a new administration in place, some opportunities may open up. So we’re cautiously bullish for 2017 and beyond. Read More

20 Dec 16

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Top 5 Ergodyne Stocking Stuffers

Who says stockings are second-rate, the appetizer to Christmas Day present-opening? Would children hang these “on the chimney with care” if they thought St. Nicholas would go straight for the tree?
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29 Nov 16

Meet Tenacious Tester Kirk Meyer


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Tenacious Tester Spotlight - Unscripted, Unbiased, Unabashed

NAME: Kirk Meyer

INDUSTRY: 22-Utilities

JOB TITLE: Civil Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION: Civil Engineer, Surveyor, & Construction Inspector
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27 Sep 16

Meet Tenacious Tester Brian Bicknese


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Tenacious Tester Spotlight - Unscripted, Unbiased, Unabashed Tenacious Tester: Brian Bicknese Hanging from Tower
NAME: Brian Bicknese

INDUSTRY: 23-Construction 1505

JOB TITLE: VP Field Services

JOB DESCRIPTION: Strategic planning & overseeing vision of company’s internal teams

As a 16-year industry vet and member of the “rising” communication tower construction company Vertical Limit, Brian Bicknese knows how critical at-heights safety is. Read More

13 Sep 16

How Safety Gear Helps An Aspiring Olympian Train


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Allie Thundstrom - Aspiring Olympian

Allie Thunstrom is an Ergodyne employee training to compete in the 2018 Olympics in speed skating and ice hockey. She has won two medals – gold (2015) and silver (2010) – in the Four Nations Cup as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and is ranked sixth in the country in speed skating. She will be documenting her journey as an occasional guest blogger. Read More

17 Jun 16

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65 Roses Golf Tournament

St. Paul, Minn. (June 18, 2016) – Ergodyne announced today its 19th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament to be hosted at the beautiful Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota on Monday, July 18, 2016. This premier safety industry golf fundraiser brings together leading manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from around the country to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) each year. Read More

31 Jul 15

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65 Roses Golf Tournament

St. Paul, Minn. (July 31, 2015) – Ergodyne hosted its eighteenth annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The sold out event brings together leading safety industry manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from all over North America to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). This year, an amazing $234,125 was raised for a total of $2.63 million since the tournament began in 1997. Primary sponsors of the 2015 tournament included Superior 3rd Party Logistics, the Votel Family Foundation, ISK Industries, JDF Associates, and Sqwincher. Read More