Martin County Internship Program participants recognized

Kahler Automation finance intern Tyler Tennyson with CFO Chantill Kahler Royer.

Kahler Automation finance intern Tyler Tennyson with CFO Chantill Kahler Royer.

AUGUST 2, 2018 — Participants in the Martin County Internship Program (MCIP) were recognized Thursday for their hard work at area businesses this summer, during a ceremony at the Fairmont Holiday Inn.

This year's MCIP interns included Tyler Tennyson, a 2016 Fairmont High School graduated, who's working in Kahler Automation's finance department. He will be entering his junior year at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa this fall. Fourteen interns took part in the MCIP in 2018.

Several students shared their internship experiences during the event, followed by remarks from County Commissioner Tom Mahoney and program director Tammie Hested. The interns then took part in a workshop on resumes, interviewing, and job benefits such as insurance and 401(k)s. 

"My greatest takeaway from this experience is that it showed me the accounting world is more than just working 9-5 in a cubicle every day, that everyone perceives it to be," Tennyson said.

Tennyson is working primarily on expense reports and inventory counting/reporting this summer. His supervisor, the company's Chief Financial Officer, Chantill Kahler Royer, said he's been a great contributor to "Team Kahler."

"Tyler has been a tremendous asset during his time here," said Kahler Royer. "He'll be returning to college soon, and we wish him well as he continues to study Accounting."

The MCIP is a collaboration between the Martin County Commissioners and the South Central Workforce Council, administered through the Minnesota Valley Action Council. The program's purpose is to connect students with local businesses for career experience. For program information, visit or call (507) 235-5518.

Kahler Automation is hosting two other interns this summer — Logyn Cone and Maggie Bachenburg, both in the marketing department — separate from the Martin County Internship Program.

KAHLER AUTOMATION — Control systems for bulk material handling & industrial innovations
808 Timberlake Road, Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-6648 •