Getting Ready for the 21st Century – New STEAM Sponsor for Cedarburg
CEDARBURG, WI – Weil Pump and Scot Pump, providers of pumps and pumping solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, were proud to become a STEAM sponsor in Cedarburg’s School District (CSD) this spring through the Wilo-Foundation. The sponsorship of $100,000 USD over 4 years was announced on March 27 while visiting teachers and students at Westlawn Elementary, Webster Transitional, and Cedarburg High School.
“We are excited to support the CEF/CSD and the STEAM initiative,” said Jeff Plaster, Managing Director & CEO of Wilo USA. “Cedarburg is an important location for Wilo’s long-term strategy, and STEAM will play a key role in fueling growth, adding jobs, and strengthening the community.”
Georg Weber, CTO & Executive Board Member of WILO SE, added: “As Wilo USA consolidates its Thomasville, Georgia locations into the existing Weil facilities, Cedarburg will become the operational center for Wilo in North America. We as an engineering company rely heavily on the educational skills and expertise of our engineers and tradesmen. That same education young people receive in Cedarburg’s School District is vital to our long-term success.”
The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) initiative is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach funded by the Cedarburg Education Foundation (CEF). “It is truly an honor to have an international foundation align and connect with the purpose and vision of both CEF as well as the District. We look forward to our STEAM partnership to benefit the future of our District students and staff,” said Julie Cosich, President of the CEF. The donation will help students to secure a well-defined engineering pathway from elementary, to middle, and throughout high school.
Mrs. Evi Hoch, Member of the Executive Board of Wilo-Foundation explains why the Wilo-Foundation is providing this support and where it will make an impact: “The Wilo Company is rooted in a family of entrepreneurs and engineers that dates back 140 years. For the Opländer family, taking future oriented action also means taking responsibility for the common good, particularly in the regions where Wilo is located. Supporting young people, by promoting new technologies is one of the foundation’s areas of focus. Becoming a STEAM sponsor of Cedarburg Education Foundation (CEF) opens a great opportunity for us to support the talent promotion in Cedarburg, driven forward by a wonderful organization who understands how to positively connect with the regional economy and their experience.”
Weil Pump and Scot Pump are proud to take an active role in this year’s program and look forward to continuing community involvement. You can learn more about the Wilo-Foundation and their ongoing support at www.wilo-foundation.de/en.html.
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About Weil Pump, a Wilo Company: Founded in 1927 in Chicago, IL, Weil Pump has long been at the forefront in the design and manufacturing of pumps, systems and controls, for construction, industrial, commercial and municipal applications. In 1990, Weil Pump relocated to Cedarburg, WI. Wilo USA acquired Weil Pump, Scot Pump & Karak Machine Corp, in 2017.
About Wilo USA: Wilo USA LLC is a subsidiary of Wilo SE, headquartered in Dortmund, Germany. Wilo is one of the leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems for heating, cooling and air-conditioning technology for water supply, sewage and drainage. The company is represented worldwide in over 90 countries by more than 60 subsidiaries, including 21 production sites, and employs more than 7,700 people globally.
About The Wilo-Foundation: The Wilo-Foundation was set up by entrepreneur Dr.-Ing. h.c. Jochen Opländer and his children in 2011. When the foundation was established, the majority of WILO SE shares previously owned by the family were transferred to the foundation. In accordance with the founder’s intention, the foundation as well as ensuring the continuity of WILO SE also has the purpose of providing financial support in the areas of science, education & welfare, culture and sport.