Events and Workshops

  • Wood Restoration Training at a Treasured CCC Camp

    Wood Restoration Training at a Treasured CCC Camp

    You won’t find HistoriCorps volunteers passing out flyers on a busy street or ringing a bell outside of a grocery store. In fact, unless you go looking for them, you won’t find HistoriCorps volunteers at all…because they’re deep in the woods, helping restore cabins, watch towers, and other historic structures. Over the past few years, […]

  • BAR TOP COATING WORKSHOP

    BAR TOP COATING WORKSHOP

    Create stunning bar and table tops with ABOGLASS™ clear high-build epoxy.  Learn professional techniques for achieving flawless results at ABATRON’s workshop on: Saturday, April 7, 2018  10 a.m. – noon ABATRON Headquarters 5501-95th Avenue, Kenosha, WI  53143 There is no fee to attend this workshop, however, pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, e-mail to info@abatron.com or contact […]

  • Historicorps- Forest Lodge, Cable, WI

    Historicorps- Forest Lodge, Cable, WI

    Chaquamegon-Nicolet National Forest Season after season, the Historicorps organization brings a small, but passionate group of field instructors together with dedicated volunteers for the purpose of restoring and preserving historic buildings on public lands. These buildings are typically available for public use and have historical significance, but over time they have fallen into disrepair due […]

  • Showing up to Tune-Up Windows

    Showing up to Tune-Up Windows

    Early last month, Abatron, Inc. hosted a workshop in Kenosha, WI to help promote and teach the craft of restoring wood windows.  Presented by Steve Quillian of Wood Window Makeover in Tampa, FL, the workshop aimed to empower all in attendance to be able to confidently give wood windows the maintenance and makeover that they […]

  • Historic Home Enthusiasts Gather in Tampa

    Historic Home Enthusiasts Gather in Tampa

    For the past few years, Steve Quillian, the owner of Wood Window Makeover in Tampa, has organized Historic Homes Workshop, an event that brings together some of the country’s most dedicated old home restoration and preservation enthusiasts.  The event aims to educate and empower those interested in restoring historic homes to take the next step.  […]

  • Preservation Trades Network

    Preservation Trades Network

    The Preservation Trades Network is an nonprofit organization that provides education and networking for people interested in “traditional trades“. These trades include masonry, blacksmithing, carpentry, plasterwork, painting, and a number of other skills that are associated with traditional building practices. “PTN was established on the principle that conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent […]

  • Wood Window Workshop Week – Dubuque, IA

    Wood Window Workshop Week – Dubuque, IA

    Officially chartered in 1833, Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and has the largest concentration of historic properties in the state.   With the high concentration of historic buildings comes a high demand for resources and information on how to maintain and restore those buildings. Last month, Dubuque’s Historic Preservation Commission and the Four Mounds Foundation hosted […]

  • Mini Workshops at Abatron, Inc.

    Abatron, Inc. is hosting a 3 hour session of “Mini Workshops” which will include product demonstrations, project reviews and FREE LUNCH. Friday, April 25th, 11am-2pm 5501 95th Ave. Kenosha, WI 53144 This open-house-style event is open to homeowners, contractors, facility managers and anyone else who would like to become better acquainted with Abatron, Inc.’s products […]

  • Pulling the Shades for a Clear Look at Historic Windows

    Pulling the Shades for a Clear Look at Historic Windows

    2013 Windows Conference On May 21st and 22nd, some of the nation’s leading experts on historic windows, ‘stormed’ Washington D.C. for a conference dedicated to sharing information and increasing awareness about window preservation, restoration and replacement. The conference was hosted by Restore Media, LLC in collaboration with the US Dept. of Interior, National Parks Service.   […]

  • Workshop Recap

    Workshop Recap

    Even though the spring-time weather is stubborn and elusive, homeowners are gearing up for seasonal improvements, including concrete and wood restoration projects.

     

    On Saturday, April 6, ABATRON hosted a Wood and Concrete Repair Workshop at its manufacturing facility in Kenosha, WI.   Richard Ahlstrom, sales manager, provided a detailed analysis of why, where, what and how to use specific products for challenging repairs. Marco Caporaso followed up with live product demonstrations and encouraged participants to get involved and get their (gloved) hands dirty.

     

  • Job Site Education on Wood Repairs

    Job Site Education on Wood Repairs

         Early in October, Abatron, Inc. was invited to demonstrate its wood restoration products to a group of Master’s degree students in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.      The presentation was held on-site, in Fox Point, Wisconsin at a sprawling home on the shores of Lake Michigan, which was designed by Frank […]

  • Abatron Hosts Successful Workshop

    Abatron Hosts Successful Workshop

    On April 27th, Abatron, Inc. hosted a wood restoration workshop with an emphasis on wood window restoration.  The location was the historic Kemper Center in our hometown of Kenosha, WI, along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.  John Leeke of Historic Homeworks in Portland, Maine, and Neal Vogel of Restoric, LLC in Evanston, Illinois were […]