Waupaca Foundry Awards Scholarships
At Waupaca Foundry, we are committed to the well-being of our employees, their families and our surrounding communities. We have been awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors on their achievements for more than 40 years now. We are pleased to announce this year we have awarded $39,000 in scholarships to graduates across the United States. Many of the recipients are children of employees, and all are attending a two-year or four-year college in the fall.
Group raising funds for WMS students
Waupaca Foundry and Farmers State Bank each gave $3,000 to the new Waupaca Middle School Performance Enhancement Center (PEC). The PEC is a new space next to the middle school gym with improved workout equipment to help students be healthier. The Waupaca School District is working with the Waupaca Middle School PEC Fundraising Committee to upgrade the room with proper ventilation, lighting, ceiling fans, rubberized flooring, and mirrors to aid with exercise.
Sheriff seeks another term
When Waupaca County Sheriff Brad Hardel first ran for office in 2006 he was motivated by a long list of goals. While he has achieved many of those goals, Hardel wants at least one more term to complete the work he began a dozen years ago. One of his top goals has been to increase the number of officers in the department.
Foundry in a box
Iola-Scandinavia Elementary students get ready to make fidget spinners with Waupaca Foundry workers through the Foundry in a Box program. Photo credit: Holly Neumann
Eagle Project beautifies Annex
Eagle Scout candidate Steven Bush prepared and assembled his Eagle Scout project for downtown Athens. His project was to construct two park benches and to place them on either side of the entrance to the McMinn County Courthouse Annex. Waupaca Foundry in Etowah donated the cast iron park bench ends, which were molded, poured and finished locally.
Employee Wellness Takes a Charitable Turn
Employee wellness took a charitable turn in this season of giving at Waupaca Foundry. Employees logged steps in the Waupaca Gives Back Steps Challenge and the foundry in turn made donations to specific regional organizations. Waupaca Foundry is committed to creating a healthy workplace through programs that support individuals on the team and creating healthy communities by supporting local initiatives.
Waupaca Foundry donation bolsters local career programs
PERRY COUNTY – Efforts to promote among local students a healthy affinity for financial literacy, hard sciences, trade skills and how those fields tie into modern manufacturing received a shot in the arm Tuesday afternoon as both Perry Central and Tell City high schools were presented with $2,500 checks from Waupaca Foundry. This windfall will go to support Junior Achievement programs at the schools, which should help both teachers and students involved in the effort expand their horizons.
Waupaca Foundry Donates to Summer Celebration Iron Pour Event
On June 10, 2017 students from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and artists from across the Midwest created art from raw materials donated from Waupaca Foundry. Contemporary sculptures were created for the Stevens Point Sculpture Park during the Summer Celebration Iron Pour community event.
2017 Hides For Heroes check presentation
Pictured left to right: Purple Heart recipient and Iraqi War veteran Matt Tennessen representing Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation, Weyauwega Fremont High School FFA teacher Sandra Dykes, WFHS high school and FFA members Kyle Loehrke and Katelyn Loehrke, and Wisconsin Conservation Warden Jeff Knorr.
Foundry wins national awards
Waupaca Foundry returned from the 2017 Metalcasting Congress held in Milwaukee on April 25-27 with several national awards. Individuals receiving awards from the American Foundry Society were retired CEO Gary Gigante and Greg Miskinis, director of research and process development at the foundry. Waupaca Foundry also earned the Plant Engineering Award and the Best in Class Casting Award.
New look for downtown
The proposed redesign of Waupaca’s Main Street celebrates the city’s past, natural resources and industry. Gears are the focal point in the intersection of Main and Fulton streets, representing Waupaca Foundry.
Waupaca Foundry donates certified OSHA 10 training to community
At Waupaca Foundry our commitment to safety doesn’t stop when the work day ends—we also invest in building a safe workforce outside of our iron casting manufacturing and machining plants. Program participants of The Refuge, in Cleveland, Tennessee recently got some needed job training thanks to team members at our Etowah, Tenn. ductile iron casting foundry. Gordon Michaud, who is a maintenance department training coordinator, volunteered his time to teach OSHA 10 classes to program participants through partnership with OneSource Workforce Development of Cleveland State Community College.