Vintage black and white photo of truck and people by Giddings and Lewis

Shown in this undated photo, Fond du Lac Vocational School students help unload a Giddings and Lewis truck.

The College has maintained partnerships with many business and industry entities today. In fact, Giddings and Lewis (now known as Five Giddings & Lewis) is still supporting our mission, and was among 18 businesses and organizations recognized this month by the Moraine Park Foundation for supporting its Forming Alliances to Cultivate Talent (FACT) program.

Through the FACT program, generous contributions from participating partners help support Moraine Park Technical College students enrolled in manufacturing-related programs. In turn, Moraine Park students earn incentives to complete a manufacturing-related degree, while area businesses have a larger, more qualified pool of applicants to fill industry needs.

To date, these companies and organizations have collectively pledged over $288,000 to the program: Amerequip; Fond du Lac Area Foundation; J.F. Ahern Co.; Cole Manufacturing Corp.; Fives Giddings & Lewis; AT&T Foundation; Mercury Marine; Kondex Corporation; Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Helgesen Industries, Inc.; Michels Corporation; METKO, Inc.; Ted & Grace Bachhuber Foundation, Inc.; TAB Products Co LLC; Bradley Corporation; Sadoff Iron & Metal Companyl; Server Products; and Maysteel LLC.

For more information about Moraine Park’s FACT initiative, visit morainepark.edu/fact.

Moraine Park Technical College President Bonnie Baerwald and Moraine Park Foundation Board President Adam Stone recognized FACT Scholarship donors at a recent appreciation banquet. Attending were (front row, left to right) Mike Wahl, Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Leo Metivier,  Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Steve Peterson, Mid-States Aluminum Corp. president and CEO; Baerwald; Jerry Cegielski, Mercury Marine; (back row); Stone, Kevin Lichtenberg, Fives Giddings & Lewis; Jason Hendricks, J.F. Ahern; Dave Wilhelms, Michels Corporation; Jim Spannbauer, Mid-States Aluminum Corp. COO; and Dave Brenner, Five Giddings & Lewis.

Moraine Park Technical College President Bonnie Baerwald and Moraine Park Foundation Board President Adam Stone recognized FACT Scholarship donors at a recent appreciation banquet. Attending were (front row, left to right) Mike Wahl, Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Leo Metivier,  Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Steve Peterson, Mid-States Aluminum Corp. president and CEO; Baerwald; Jerry Cegielski, Mercury Marine; (back row); Stone, Kevin Lichtenberg, Fives Giddings & Lewis; Jason Hendricks, J.F. Ahern; Dave Wilhelms, Michels Corporation; Jim Spannbauer, Mid-States Aluminum Corp. COO; and Dave Brenner, Five Giddings & Lewis.

Andrew Pantzlaff
Written by Andrew Pantzlaff
Public Relations Specialist. Lover of pizza.