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Culture - Aug 23, 2015

NEW Manufacturing Alliance announces award winners

Jeff Bollier | Post-Crescent Media


The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance will present six companies, four educators and three educational organizations with Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards during its annual awards dinner Oct. 21 at the KI Convention Center.

In the manufacturing categories, Laminations/Great Northern Corp. will receive the Brighter Image Award and Cut G. Joa Inc. will receive the Educational Partnerships Award. Georgia-Pacific will receive the Leadership Award and Waupaca Foundry will receive the Innovation Award. The Vollrath Company's Paul Bartelt will receive the Visionary Award and Kohler Co. will receive the Youth Apprenticeship Award.

In the education categories, Appleton Technical Academy will receive the Brighter Image Award and Algoma High School's Nick Cochart will receive the Career Pathmaker Administrator Award. Mischicot High School's Sara Greenwood and Marci Kuhn will receive Career Pathmaker Educator Awards and Plymouth High School's Gregg Gritt will receive the Career Pathmaker Tech Ed Teacher Award. The Green Bay School District will receive the Education Innovation Award and Denmark School District will receive the Manufacturing Partnership Award.

Sheboygan County's Growing Readiness In Learning and Lending, or Project GRILL, will receive the Community Partnership Award. The program connected educators, students, parents and manufacturers through a project to design and build custom grills from scratch.

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance will also present its All Star Awards to top talent at companies that are members of the alliance and student scholarship awards.

The annual awards dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.ManufacturingFirst.com/Awards_Dinner.html. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14. For more information about the event, contact Ann Franz at (920) 498-5587 or via email at ann.franz@nwtc.edu.

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