Kondex Supports Student Manufacturing.

Kondex Corporation is proud to support Kewaskum High School’s KHS Manufacturing. This student-run business is part of the school’s Technology and Engineering Education Department, and gives students exposure to managing all aspects of a manufacturing company while in school. From accounting to marketing, quoting, manufacturing, and customer service, students are challenged to develop and sell products for a profit. KHS Manufacturing launched in September 2014, and currently has 17 students enrolled in the program.

Kondex recently purchased eight of KHS Manufacturing’s illuminated holiday star decorations, which are manufactured from rebar and strung with holiday lights. These decorations were given as door prizes at Kondex’s annual associate holiday luncheon.

 “We were thrilled to hear of this new venture and the manufacturing and business-management exposure it presents to students,” commented Kondex President Jim Wessing. “Patrick Moerchen [Instructor] has done a great job developing Kewaskum’s Tech Ed Department, and connects with the kids in a way that really engages their interest. As a local manufacturer, this is something we look for in finding schools to support. Tech Ed classes in many cases provide the first impression to manufacturing, and his work and shop improvements are giving students a positive experience that may spur long-term career interest.”

KHS Manufacturing currently has additional star decorations available for sale at $25 for non-lit versions and $30 for illuminated stars. In addition, the students are manufacturing and selling stocking hangers, and cribbage boards. All money raised through KHS Manufacturing is divided between student participant earnings and support for Kewaskum High School’s Technology and Engineering Education Department.