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 Donates to Summer Celebration Iron Pour Event
On June 10, 2017 students from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and artists from across the Midwest created art from raw materials donated from Waupaca Foundry. Contemporary sculptures were created for the Stevens Point Sculpture Park during the Summer Celebration Iron Pour community event.
Finding ways to partner Waupaca High School students with area businesses is not a new idea. However, it now has a new name. The school district is calling it Waupaca Works.
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.
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.
New careers in coding
The need for people in careers with skills in Information Technology (IT) including computer support specialist, help desk support specialist, network specialist, network systems administration, software developer and web development and design specialist, is growing. That demand extends to the manufacturing sector including iron casting and component suppliers.
Student spotlight: Hannah Fudge
When I started college, I developed a deeper love for math and science, which is an encouragement to continue on my degree path. As a chemical engineer, I will use my science background to problem-solve and think on my feet in a production or design setting. I do not know the options I will have as an engineer, but right now, what I love most about my degree path is learning more about how the world works through chemistry and math.
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.
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.