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Ellis’ Birthday Party & Bike Giveaway!

Ellis’ Birthday Party & Bike Giveaway!

Celebrating himself by giving to others, Andre Lee Ellis turned 62 last weekend and decided he wanted to give back this year for his birthday by donating his time. Mike Kryshak, shown in the below picture, also donated his time by helping pass out bikes with Wheel and Sprocket last Saturday  to give away nearly 200 brand new bikes. Kryshak also donated several bike helmets and locks to go with each bike that was given away. To learn more about this event, visit the highlighted link from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Celebrating himself by giving to others, Andre Lee Ellis’ 62nd birthday and bike giveaway Saturday

Celebrating himself by giving to others, Andre Lee Ellis’ 62nd birthday and bike giveaway Saturday

Celebrating himself by giving to others, Andre Lee Ellis’ 62nd birthday and bike giveaway Saturday

Celebrating himself by giving to others, Andre Lee Ellis’ 62nd birthday and bike giveaway Saturday

Bike Day Giveaway

Rebel Vendor of the Year!

Rebel Vendor of the Year!

One of Rebel’s valued customers nominated us as VENDOR OF THE YEAR! Check out what Virox Technologies had to say about their relationship with Rebel on LinkedIn. 

Virox & Rebels

Rebel in the NEWS!

Rebel in the NEWS!

Rebel was featured in a segment on TMJ4 that was interviewed by Carole Meekins.  Watch the video below to hear more! 

JOMM Volunteer Help

JOMM Volunteer Help

Rebel has been helping Just One More Ministry (JOMM) these past couple of weeks with painting, organizing, and any other miscellaneous tasks that need to be completed around their facility. If you are unfamiliar with JOMM, they are an amazing organization that “rescues” food all over Milwaukee from different companies and donates it to the less fortunate. There are 75 local non-profits and ministries that serve all segments of the poor in Milwaukee that pick up food from JOMM whether it be homeless charities, food pantries/ministries, recovery houses, women & children’s shelters, and even youth programs. Check out the link below to their website to learn more! 

https://www.jomministry.org/

Sixteenth Street Bike Day Is Back!

Sixteenth Street Bike Day Is Back!

Come join us for the annual Sixteenth Street Bike Day on Saturday June 18th, 2022! To promote an active lifestyle and encourage families to be active together, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center is giving out nearly 500 bikes, helmets, and locks to children in the community. The event will also offer bike safety demonstrations, healthy food, Zumba and Salsa dancing, music, and more. More than 20 local businesses and organizations have partnered with Sixteenth Street to provide education and information about a healthy lifestyle. In addition, healthy fruits and vegetables will be provided by El Rey Market and Pete’s Fruit Market. Frozen treats will be available from Pete’s Pops from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on the fun, join us Saturday and see for yourself!

Rebel Converting Shows Support for Ukraine

Rebel Converting Shows Support for Ukraine

Rebel Converting employees Cody Fries and Danielle Schwarz were raising the flag outside the Saukville facility to show solidarity with Ukraine. 

Free Ukraine

For a Free Ukraine

In 1979 as a 23 year old I studied in Kracow, Poland, as an exchange student for six months. I got an up-close look at what it was like to live under Soviet occupation. Let me tell you, it was a grim everyday experience. My status as an American gained me access to many resistance leaders who would later take part in the 1980 Solidarity uprising. That followed the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II; and formation of the first legal trade union in Gdansk. So I get it about the war in Ukraine. I know why the Ukrainians are resisting the Russian invasion so fiercely. It is why you see the flag of Ukraine flying at our facilities, side by side with the American flag. We are not alone. Rebel Converting is part of a rising tide. American businesses are increasingly of one mind when it comes to Putin’s Russia. We are done with him and his criminal regime. Long live a free and independent Ukraine.
-Mike

The new rebelconverting.com

The New rebelconverting.com

If you’ve been away from our website for awhile, you’re seeing some pretty big changes. For the better part of a year, at the height of the pandemic, we gave rebelconverting.com over to activism. The business was going great guns, thank you. We felt it more important to support COVID mitigation. It turned into a huge team effort involving many companies throughout southeastern Wisconsin. And also countless private groups and individuals who volunteered to make free face masks from our kits. The campaign was part of the nationwide 100 Millions Masks Project launched by Oregon’s Providence Health Network. We made and gave away three million masks to health workers, first responders, elder care professionals… on and on. This thing took on such momentum, even the Milwaukee Bucks got involved. But, with the pandemic on the run finally, and mask mandates slowly but surely being repealed all across America, it was time for Rebel Converting to refocus on our core businesses. Rest assured that benevolence will remain a big part of who we are. Now, however, we have a whole separate website for that, rebelreform.org.
-Mike

Rebel Converting Partners With ESS

BREAKING NEWS!

 Rebel Converting has acquired ESS (Environmentally Sensitive Solutions) from Mequon, WI.  ESS has been producing environmentally friendly, neutral pH, cleaning products since 1993.  The addition of Matt Pliska and ESS will help Rebel with its mission to help provide superior cleaning and natural disinfecting products using environmentally sound chemistry. ESS was founded by an experienced cleaning formulation chemist with one simple goal: to replace existing hazardous cleaning products with safer, more environmentally friendly options. The theory was simple; if a cleaner works as well or better, costs the same or less, and by the way, is safer and more environmentally friendly – then that is a win for everyone! That is still the ESS philosophy today. Cleaning does not have to be hazardous. With neutral cleaning technology, hazardous cleaners are now virtually obsolete for many many cleaning applications. Along with this acquisition – Rebel is introducing Ridley! Click on the highlighted Nonwovens link to read what they had to say about about Rebel and ESS. 

Neutral Solution

Mike Kryshak TMJ4 Segment

Mike Kryshak TMJ4 Segment

Last month, Rebel Rouser Mike Kryshak, was interviewed by Carole Meekins of TMJ4 to discuss the hanging of the Ukrainian Flags at both of his facilities in Saukville and Milwaukee. This was aired on “Positively Milwaukee with Carole Meekins” which is a show from TMJ4 News dedicated to sharing all the positive and uplifting stories that Milwaukee has to offer. The show airs each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. on TMJ4. Watch their latest episode below that featured a segment on Rebel Converting and Kryshak’s take on Charity Events. 

Plastic Free Environmentally Safe Sea Turtle Approved Wipes!

Help Rebel and Ridley the sea turtle get RID of Plastic!

You’re probably already familiar with the trouble that can be caused by plastic waste in the environment. To sum it up, plastic doesn’t go away. It just sheds fibers and slowly breaks down into smaller particles, polluting land, rivers and oceans, and entering wildlife and human food chains. Traditional wet wipes that contain plastic often manage to find their way into the seas and sewers, causing all manner of environmental issues. From sewer fatbergs, to pollution on the shores of the world’s most remote beaches – the damage that harmful plastics have on our planet is substantial. In an effort to combat climate change and plastic pollution, the Canadian government announced on Monday that it would ban the manufacture and import of single-use plastic items such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery and food-service items that are made from or contain plastics that are hard to recycle by the end of 2022. Coming soon on a canister of wipes NEAREST YOU! Stay tuned to follow Rebel’s journey in making our wipes safer for the environment!

Ridley The Sea Turtle

2022 Southside Bike Day!

2022 Bike Day!

We always appreciate Amelia Kegel-Bosco (and baby Dahlia of course!) -and the crew over at Wheel & Sprocket for all of their efforts in making Bike day a complete success! Thank you to all who volunteered it truly was an amazing day!

 

mike & Amelia

Great Turnout Lake Express 2022

Great Turnout Lake Express 2022

This years Lake Express Bike Giveaway was a complete success! Donations were taken prior to 8am because of the long line that was already forming at 7am. Lots of dedicated people were waiting in line on that cold cloudy Friday. Rebel would like to thank everyone who showed their support in helping make this years bike drive a success!  Already looking forward to next year’s drive, hopefully its a little warmer than this year…

 

Lake Express Annual Bike Drive

Lake Express Annual Bike Drive

Got a bike that you don’t use anymore sitting around collecting dust? Stop by Friday April 29th from 8am-noon at the Lake Express Terminal to donate your unused bike and you’ll receive a free roundtrip passenger ticket to ride the Lake Express! Bike donations will benefit Dream Bikes and health programs provided through the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. Click on the links below to learn more!

https://www.cbs58.com/news/donate-a-bicycle-and-receive-a-round-trip-ticket-for-the-lake-express-ferry

https://www.fox6now.com/news/lake-express-annual-bike-drive-donate-roundtrip-ticket

 

Rebel Company Cameo-Nonwovens Industry

Rebel Company Cameo-Nonwovens Industry

Click on the link below to read all about Rebel Converting and it’s capabilities! With the capacity to convert 2.1 billion square yards annually into wipes, it’s no surprise Rebel Converting has the tools and necessary equipment to become YOUR next converter today. While Rebel continues to grow and offer new market-driven designs across the wipes industry, there is no doubt in our minds that we will always remain committed to maintaining our leadership role in the wipe world. I mean afterall- “Your Wipe Business, Is Our Business.”

https://nonwovensindustry.texterity.com/nonwovensindustry/april_2022/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=57#pg57

 

Executive Talks With Mike Kryshak

Executive Talks With Mike Kryshak

Watch the video below to see an exclusive interview conducted by Nonwovens Industry about President and founder, Mike Kryshak of Rebel Converting. In the interview Kryshak discusses Rebel’s plan to expand their new plant in Saukville, WI by late 2023 as well as his plans for the wipe industry and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint.  

           

REBELS AT IDEA22

REBELS AT IDEA22

Rebel had a blast this year down in Miami at the 2022 IDEA show! Rebel’s booth featured a 4′ life-like canister that sported Eddie the Eagle- 60’s style! The van behind the Rebels in the photo was a classic 1973 Volkswagen Van that was converted into a photo booth. All you had to do was step into the van with your psychedelic sunglasses or afro wig and just like that you were transported straight to the 60’s! After you exited the booth a photo strip was printed out for you to remember this one of a kind, groovy experience.

Look us up at IDEA22

Look Us Up At IDEA22

Alert to nonwovens industry people visiting rebelconverting.com. If you’re going to be at the IDEA22 show in Miami, look up our booth. The event is all about global innovation in wet wipe manufacturing. We feel we fit right in, because we pride ourselves on being innovators. We’ll be showing off our Rebel IML wet wipe canisters. These things aren’t just beautiful to look at. They are so tough even a caveman can’t crush them. And kids can’t ding them. Plus, they are 1000-percent recyclable. The show runs March 28-31. It’s the biggest event of its kind for our industry. Hope to see you there!