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 awards local scholarships
Waupaca Foundry recently awarded $36,000 in scholarships across the U.S. and $9,000 to Tennessee Valley area graduating high school seniors. Two are children of Waupaca Foundry employees. The iron casting foundry awarded six scholarships to students attending either a four-year college or two-year technical school.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served
By Kirk Kallio