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.
American Job Openings Now Outnumber the Jobless
The U.S. had more job openings this spring than unemployed Americans. For the first time since such record-keeping began in 2000, the number of available positions exceeded the number of job seekers, the Labor Department said Tuesday, a shift that is rippling across the economy and affecting the behavior of employers and workers.
Making (and Building, and Digging Up) Stuff Is Back in Fashion - Bloomberg
The U.S. economy's long-running shift to services takes a pause. The U.S. job market is not in the midst of some kind of major shift back to mining, construction and manufacturing.
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.
Second Annual Innovation Award Recognizes Best Internal Ideas
As an industry leader, Waupaca Foundry depends greatly on our workforce and the ability to implement advancements in safety, quality, productivity and reliability. Our best improvement ideas and innovations come from our own team.
'Steel Slag' Bill Signed In To Law
Energy Manager Marco Gonzalez attended the 'Steel Slag' bill signing. Pictured left to right are: Toni Herkert, Todd Stuart, Marco Gonzalez, Jason Mugnaini, Lucas Vebber, Steve Hall, Ethan Hollenberger, Bob Venable, Rob Thompson, Senator Duey Stroebel, Evan Miller and John Soper.
How employers’ attention to training keeps them ahead of the industry
In a rapidly changing environment, employers allowing their organizations to fall behind in training is no longer an option. Keeping pace with this type of change requires an ongoing investment in tra...
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.
Waupaca Foundry Iron Casting Finishing Photo Earns Advertising Award
An exceptional photograph that captures foundry employees at work was recently honored with a Best of Show Award at the local American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) ceremony in February. The photo was taken by photographer Michael Leschisin of Image Studios, a commercial photography and video production company in Appleton, Wisconsin. The photo, used to support the iron casting supplier’s marketing efforts, captured top honors from the AAF-Fox River Ad Club.