Community - Feb 18, 2016
Thinking Inside the BoxDebra Weisert | Waupaca County Post
Thinking inside the box Students at Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School in Manawa recently teamed with employees from Waupaca Foundry to get a "day in the life" career experience.
Arranged by Gordon Barth, manager of employee development and training, and Brian Kaminske, human resources manager, Foundry in a Box teaches area residents about one of the largest local employers and global businesses.
Students in seventh and eight grades, as well as several high school students taking technical education courses, participated in the Jan. 28-29 events at the school's technical education facilities.
After a short video presentation on Waupaca Foundry, students donned safety glasses and gloves. They created a mold using sand, puring the tin casting, then unmolding and grinding their casting to perfection. Students chose from various castings including a flag, key ring or hourseshoe.
Each student left the experience with their own casting and a new view into the experiene of iron casting manufacturing.
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