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.