Saturday, August 4th, was another beautiful day in Northern Michigan. The sun was shining, the humidity had to have been 100% (if you like that kind of thing) and it was M R Products / Mr. Chain’s Annual Picnic.

The old barn at Iron Fish Distillery ( in Thompsonville was the perfect setting. We had a great turnout with approximately 58 employees and their families, 18 shareholders and their families, and four guests. Sabra Bander and Andrea Evans were able to join us from Human Element ( in Ann Arbor, Sean Hickey from PWB Marketing ( in Ann Arbor along with his girlfriend, Dawn Garrock, and Devyn Mathias, photographer, along with her fiancé, Dakota Hoch, were also in attendance.

Our own Grill Master, Dennis Stacey, was assisted by Mark Steffen and roasted a whole pig for the event. Canteen Services ( and Copemish Market provided additional food and drinks. Entertainment was provided by Strobelite Honey ( and Up North Photobooth ( The colorful tee-shirts with our superheroes featured were provided by Alfie ( in Traverse City.

Enjoy the photos of our employees, families and friends. 2018 Annual Picnic pictures