Written by Kim Schneider, Winona Daily News, January 4, 2016
Jack Lack was cleaning out an old storage locker in spring 2015 when he felt a call to swing by the Winona Developmental Achievement Center and donate old shrink-wrap machines he found in his storage locker.
The 81-year-old Winona man had driven by the center often and always wondered what they did. So he sat down with vocational coordinator Ryan Buhler to learn more — which led him to offer his carpentry skills and spare time.
That summer, Lack crafted over 30 products in his home workshop to help the center’s clients with daily work.
Laak has a background putting machines together. He was plant manager at St. Mary’s Press for 20 years, where he crafted machines and jigs to make putting together the press books easier for workers in the assembly line.