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.
Waupaca Foundry at the heart of a community
A University of Wisconsin Madison education can be a powerful thing. For Michael Nikolai, it was the inroad into a company that he now heads as CEO. Waupaca Foundry has had a powerful impact on Wisconsin and the immediate community. The foundry employs more than 1,300 Waupaca County residents, contributing $82.5 million in wages and an additional $307 million to the county's economy. Waupaca Foundry is responsible for 10.4 percent of total income and 9.9 percent of total sales in Waupaca County.
What is “Manufacturing Day” you ask?
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October - this year is Oct 7, 2016 - any day can be a Manufacturing Day.
Foundry in a Box Sparks Interest in Manufacturing Jobs
When a young person says “I want to be a firefighter when I grow up,” there’s a clear visual image of that career. But when a young person is told “you could have a career as a quality engineer,” there’s no reference point. But Waupaca Foundry is working to change the image of tomorrow’s industrial careers.
Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Waupaca Foundry's commitment to community; Names Foundry 2016 Business of The Year
At its 15th annual awards banquet, Perry County Chamber of Commerce awarded Waupaca Foundry in Tell City, Indiana the 2016 Large Business of the Year. The gray iron and ductile iron foundry was recognized for its business practices and contributions to the community. The Chamber cited Waupaca Foundry’s commitment to the community, including its financial and in-kind support to public and technical schools, as well as countless local charities, events and fundraisers benefiting the enrichment of Perry County residents and businesses alike. Recent, major initiatives include civic collaboration to establish the County’s second helipad and Perry Childcare.
Thinking Inside the Box
Waupaca County Post, February 18, 2016 - Students at Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School in Manawa, Wis. recently teamed with a group of employees from Waupaca Foundry to get a “day in the life” career experience participating in a Foundry in a Box simulation, providing insights into the manufacturing process at an iron foundry.
Foundry in a box brings STEM careers to Etowah
One of Waupaca Foundry’s most innovative programs is hitting the road in the Etowah, Tenn. city school system. Team members from Waupaca Foundry Etowah brought the hands-on “Foundry in a Box” program to the school system’s STEM Fair in April and had more than 100 students and parents in attendance.