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Manager duct-taped to a wall for a creative cause

Being duct-taped to a wall was a good thing for Progress Rail signal manager Andy Enloe. Enloe participated in a company fundraiser to benefit Hudson’s Destination Imagination team. Pictured showing Enloe their appreciation are DI team members Jasper Halverson and Elizabeth Yray. (Submitted photo)

A week in June was known as “Stick It to a Manager” week at Progress Rail Services, in Hudson, a local railroad signal engineering firm.

Throughout the week, employees were encouraged to pledge toward any nine senior level managers who they wanted to see duct-taped to a wall.

At the end of the team-building competition, signal manager Andy Enloe garnered the most pledges and was awarded the dubious honor of being duct-taped to a wall. He was also presented with a coveted Duck Commander baseball cap.

The fundraiser was organized by Schedules Engineer Leif Halverson, who co-manages his son’s Destination Imagination team.  

The team of fourth- graders from Hudson known as the “Duck Tape Question Marks” recently earned the honor to perform their solution to the Technical Challenge “Dig In” at this year’s Destination Imagination Global Finals Week in Knoxville, Tenn., which took place in May.

Progress Rail agreed to match the donations raised up to $2,000, and since the Hudson team raised over $1,000, the company will donate a total $3,000 to Hudson Destination Imagination.

Halverson said, “Thank you Progress Rail for lending support in this way to recognize the merit of the Destination Imagination program.”

For more information about Destination Imagination in Hudson, go to