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Breuer Metal Craftsmen Inc. 500 Beichl Ave. Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Phone: 1-920-885-2828  ▪ Toll Free: 1-866-266-1091 ▪ Fax: 920-885-2831 ▪ Email: craftsmen@breuermetal.com

Fabrications

Aluminum Mechanical Rails

Metal Rails

• Metal Stairs

• Metal Grating

• Metal Walkways

Water Treatment Metals

• Miscellaneous Metals

• Metal Fabrications

• Curved Aluminum Tank Stairs

Industrial

Private & Residential

Commercial

Institutional

Water Treatment

Markets

Metal Ladders

BREUER

Custom Metal Fabrication

Aluminum • Steel • Stainless • Bronze • Brass

METAL CRAFTSMEN

 

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• Decorative Metals

• Structural Metal Framing

• Metal Grating Stair

BMC Mesh Rail

BMC Spindle Rail

BMC 3-Line Rail

Since

1948

Home

• BMC Rail

Born in Nice, France in 1925, Simone Marcel Giron grew up as an only child, raised by her mother and grandmother, both widows. In 1943, during the Invasion of Sicily, 18-year-old Simone served as a nurse’s aide in occupied France where she met a wounded U.S. soldier by the name of Bernard H. Breuer. After Bernard's hospitalization the two began courting, eventually marrying in France before Bernard was sent back to the United States. Following WWII, Simone, together with many other war brides, boarded a ship and made the difficult, two-week journey across the Pacific to be reunited her new husband. Upon arrival in New York, the new couple hopped a train heading west, arriving three days later in South Beaver Dam.

 

Shortly after settling in Beaver Dam, Bernard got a job as a traveling salesman for Monarch Range and the newlyweds moved out to the East Coast. Before long the young couple started a family, first welcoming Bernie and later Jerry, into the world. Within a couple of years, Bernard and Simone decided to move their family back to Bernard’s hometown of Beaver Dam, so that he could help his father run his small ornamental steel business. It was back home in Wisconsin that Simone and Bernard had two more children, Suzy and Jackie.

 

As if Simone didn’t have her hands full taking care of four children under the age of seven, she was also asked to help out with the accounting at the shop. Feeling obliged to help her family in any way possible Simone took up accounting classes at night for two years and began keeping the books for the small operation. At the age of 33, Simone gave birth to Paul, her fifth and final child. As with many small businesses, Simone’s hard work, while appreciated, went unpaid.   

 

 

With the family business struggling, Simone got a part time job at a local canning factory. She would later get another part time job at city hall, helping out around tax time. Despite mounting responsibilities outside of the home, Simone always kept a tidy house and a pulled together home-cooked meal for her family every night. Indeed, Simone made holding down two part time jobs and raising five children look easy! As the children grew, they were able to lend a hand both at home and at the shop. With business improving, Simone was able to give up her part-time jobs and focus on her work at Breuer Metal Craftsmen.

 

There were many ups and downs in the following years as the husband and wife team worked to keep the business afloat. By 1975, the three Breuer sons, Bernie, Jerry, and Paul became integral members of the family business, working hard to grow the company during difficult economic times. In 1986, Simone took over as President of the company following the passing of her husband and business partner of 38 years.

 

Today, at the wise and experienced age of 86, Simone continues to serve as acting president of the company. She can be found in her office everyday, taking care of the bookkeeping and accounts payable. To stay busy outside of work she enjoys bus trips, attending local concerts and plays, doing yard work, and spending time with her large family, which has grown to include 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren

Simone Breuer

President, Accounts Receivable

Employed: 1953- Present

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