At the start of each school year, Kondex is paired with a group of high school technical education students eager to build a charcoal grill. This year, that school was our own Lomira High School – one of nine high schools participating in Project GRILL (Growing Readiness in Learning and Leading). This program of Envision Greater Fond du Lac aims to attract students to careers in manufacturing by tasking them with building a working charcoal grill from scratch. Students can seek guidance and input from their manufacturing business partner throughout the project in preparation for the big reveal at the close of the school year.
In a long-standing annual tradition, Kondex proudly awarded five $400 scholarships to Seniors at Lomira High School. The recipients are chosen based on their academics, future field of study, career goals, as well as participation in extracurricular clubs such as 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and National Honor Society.
To celebrate April being National Welding Month, Kondex Corporation made donations to the Technical Education programs at four local high schools. The recipients of these $500 checks included Mayville, Kewaskum, Lomira, and Campbellsport High. These resources will be used to acquire steel, general department supplies, or in the case of Kewaskum High, to purchase additional welding helmets.
Senior Application Engineer Andy Theisen recently received an Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering – Young Engineer Award from the Wisconsin Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (WIASABE). This award honors one individual annually for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the agricultural and biological systems engineering profession. Recipients of this award must be good-standing members of WIASABE, under the age of 40, and nominated by their peers.