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Blue Ox Taps New Cost Accountant

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Travis Schochenmaier has joined Blue Ox as senior cost accountant and will be evaluating both the Blue Ox RV and truck accessories and Automatic Ag lines, the company said in a news release Tuesday (March 15).

“I am very happy to announce that Travis has accepted the position of senior cost accountant for our company,” Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann

said. “We are always looking for ways to produce our products more efficiently without sacrificing our high standards of quality.  Travis will be a key team member in helping achieve that goal.”

Prior to joining the Automatic/Blue Ox team, Schochenmaier worked as senior cost accountant for Sioux Steel Company in Sioux Falls, S.D. He has also worked at Luverne, Minn.-based GNP company in the same position.

While at Sioux Steel Company Schochenmaier was responsible for developing reports to begin monitoring labor and overhead variances, monthly review and summarization of labor, overhead, and material variances, created standard margin report by product line as well as a standard margin on open orders by product line report.

“I’m really excited to be joining the Automatic/Blue Ox team,” Schochenmaier said. “I confident that I can make a significant contribution to the company and help them meet their goals.”

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