Manufacturing Day brings students and jobs up close
Today's high school graduates have opportunities for manufacturing jobs, and tours on Thursday brought the students up close to jobs in their neighborhood. During the annual Effingham County Manufacturing Day, area high school students took a look at how assembly, technology, automation, welding and other trades can land a recent graduate a job right here close to home. Twelve local manufacturers hosted student tours along with their adult chaperones to multiple places in the area.
Project Backpack moves
Project Backpack has relocated its offices. The organization provides backpacks filled with food to local children in need every weekend during the school year. It moved into space at Waupaca Foundry's machining center at 600 Industrial Drive. Paula Thuerman, Project Backpack's program coordinator, feels she has come full circle. The space for the program is where she began her professional career in accounting for Add Inc.
'Signing Day' not just for athletes anymore
"Signing Day" recognizes graduating seniors who have "signed on" to work for local employers instead of attending college. First-timers this year included Perry Central and Tell City high schools in southern Indiana; to honor those seniors who have chosen to go straight into the workforce, landing jobs in such occupations as construction, cosmetology, manufacturing and information technology.
Waupaca Foundry Awards $39,500 in Local Scholarships
Waupaca Foundry is proud to support the next generation of forward thinkers and innovators by providing scholarships to our local communities in which we are located. This year, we awarded the most we ever have – $39,500 – to 26 exceptional high school seniors.
Waupaca Foundry helps high school pave the path from school to career
Zane Schaad, a Heritage Hills High School senior will be interning this summer at Waupaca Foundry Photo (Left to Right): Zane's parents, Josh and Jody Schaad; Zane Schaad; Waupaca Foundry Recruiting/Hiring Manager, Karen Snyder
Waupaca Foundry named large business of the year
The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce named Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals group company, the 2018 Large Business of the Year. The chamber recognized the iron casting component supplier for its business practices and commitment to the community.
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Waupaca Foundry in Tell City and Perry Central Junior-Senior High School join forces to offer Work-based Learning - Southwest Indiana Chamber
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Waupaca Foundry in Tell City and Perry Central Junior-Senior High School join forces to offer Work-based Learning
Red Cross, Tell City Fire Department team up for "Sound the Alarm" installing free smoke alarms
The American Red Cross is partnering with the Tell City Fire Department and Waupaca Foundry to help "Sound the Alarm", providing home fire prevention education and installing free smoke alarms. This event will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will involve door-to-door canvassing, starting in the neighborhood where a fire killed three children.
Wreaths for Veterans This Christmas
The holidays are a time about giving, and for the last four years, Chloe Heisler has spent her holiday season raising money to assure no grave in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (CWVMC) at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King goes wreathless.
Local hunters support veterans
Area deer hunters helped raise $7,533 for a nonprofit organization that takes Purple Heart recipients hunting and fishing. Hides for Heroes raised the funds for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. The foundation is a national nonprofit that provides outdoor sporting activities for Purple Heart recipients who were wounded in combat. Hides for Heroes involves collecting deer hides, salting them and then selling the hides when the market is right.