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.
Caring for workers
With health insurance one of an employer's top costs — if not the top cost — businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to save money. For some businesses, the answer may seem counterintuitive — expanding their medical offerings available through onsite employee clinics. During a recent three-month span, the Kimberly Area School District estimates it saved more than $30,000 — or 53 percent — in health care costs with employees using the district's clinic instead of them seeing their regular health providers, says Dawn Ludwig, director of human resources for KASD.
Jake Roloff, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran, transitioned from military service to working in the molding department at Waupaca Foundry's gray iron foundry in Waupaca. Veterans and active-duty military personnel make up 10 percent of the company's workforce.
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.