Brookfield/Elm Grove Monthly

April, 2015

Brookfield/Elm Grove Monthly

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By Katherine Michalets Freeman Staff BROOKFIELD — Working on large sewing machines approximately 100 years old, several Walsh Products employees carefully created handmade halters from the finest American-produced leather on a recent Wednes- day morning. "That's what people like about Walsh; it's Old World craftsmanship," said compa- ny President and CEO Paul Treiber. Founded in 1914 by James Walsh in Milwaukee, the com- pany first created no-buckle harnesses. When the compa- ny began to struggle as auto- mobiles replaced horses for transportation, the Elsner family purchased Walsh Prod- ucts and developed a leather harness for standardbred horses, which are known for their strength in harness rac- ing at a trot or pace. About 13 years ago, Treiber and his wife, Thea, were con- sidering purchasing a manu- facturing company. Barbara Eash antiques column 5A A totally new kind of RESALE store for women +DUYDUG6TXDUH%OXHPRXQG5G%URRNILHOG-2650 E\7DOERWV&KLFR¶V 6WDUEXFNV We pay you CASH on-the-spot! For ALL Women...sizes 0 to 26 & Maternity We are always up to 70% Off on Top Labels All your favorites for a fraction of the price - all in one store. We carry the most sought after brand-name clothing, purses, shoes, boots & accessories in one easy to shop store. So you get all of the brand-name labels minus the brand-name price tag! DQQWD\ORUEDQDQDUHSXEOLFENHFKLFRV FRDFKFDOYLQNOHLQGRRQH\ ERXUNHJDS MFUHZMRHVH[SUHVVOLPLWHGORIWJXHVV PLFKDHONRUVQLNHQRUWKIDFHQRUGVWURP VDNVLOYHUYHUDEUDGOH\DQGPDQ\PRUH« $5 off a $25 purchase x not valid with any other discounts or promotions x expires 4/30/15 242377003 4573!O/!Cspplß!fme!Se/!¦!Cspplß!fme-!XJ!!64156 373.894.4311!¦!CSPPLFMEBDBEFNZPSH "O*OEFQFOEFOU$PMMFHF1SFQBSBUPSZ4DIPPM1SF,(SBEF 2TMC@X OQHKÿOL "GDBJHM@S/@SQHNSR'@KK-!QNNJDKC1N@C +++++ CLHRRHNMR2BQDDMHMF ENQSGDRBGNNKXD@Q 2@STQC@X,@X (by appointment) Discover the Joy in Learning! +++++ 242165001 The FREEMAN INSIDE PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WAUKESHA, WI PERMIT NO. 3 Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Calendar of events 6A Brookfield & Elm Grove T H I S M O N T H APRIL 2015 See WALSH, PAGE 2A APRIL FOCUS Comfortable in your own skin Organic skin care products bring beauty the natural way Surviving the seasonal switch Tips for healthy skin 3A 3A MADE IN WAUKESHA COUNTY Handmade Equestrian harness maker Walsh Products prides itself on Old World craftsmanship Walsh Products harnesses are fixtures in standardbred horse racing. Submitted photo Charles Auer/Freeman Staff Linda Rodriguez sews a harness at Walsh Products in Brookfield. A harness is sewn at Walsh Products in Brookfield. Three county players picked first-team All-Greater Metro 8A

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