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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Grainger Foundation Supports WCC

The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to WCC in support of its welding program.

“This grant will be used to purchase new technology and needed equipment,” said Glenn Kay, welding instructor. “We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

WCC welding graduates are integral to many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and automotive service. Earlier this year, students and faculty fabricated a specially designed hose rack for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department dive team.

This donation was recommended by Scott Keefer, government account manager of W.W. Grainger Inc.’s Ann Arbor location. Grainger has been a part of the Ann Arbor business community for more than 25 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Washtenaw Community College,” said Keefer. “We understand the need for skilled welders in our community.”

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill., was established in 1948 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger Inc.

For further information about Grainger, contact Kristen Lawrence, communications manager.  For further information about WCC and its welding program, visit the College’s website.

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