ATEK Metal Technologies Donates $100,000 to New Hampton High School for New Industrial Technology Building
Dec 03, 2019
New Hampton, IA (Dec. 3, 2019) – ATEK Metal Technologies, part of ATEK Companies, today announced a donation of $100,000 ($75,000 cash and $25,000 in kind) to New Hampton High School in New Hampton, Iowa for a new Industrial Technology and Vocational Agriculture building. The new building will allow the school to offer classes in foundry work, welding, CNC machining, carpentry, precision agriculture and more.
“We want to invest in young people in our community and give them the skills necessary to help them land a job as soon as they graduate high school,” said Joe Brown, ATEK Metal Technologies President. “The manufacturing sector is growing and modernizing, creating a wealth of challenging, well-paying, highly-skilled jobs for those with the skills to do them. Vocational programs like the ones that New Hampton will now be able to offer equip students with the skills necessary to pursue a trade career.”
New Hampton High School is also partnering with ATEK to offer a Foundry strand in its Industrial Technology Program. The goal is to also develop the program into a pre-apprenticeship program in foundry work. Next semester, ATEK staff will help a New Hampton teacher teach a foundry class. The ATEK staff will provide students with a first-hand real world look at foundry work.
“Thanks to investments from local entities, including the very generous one from ATEK Metal Technologies, we were able to expand our Industrial Technology and Vocational Agriculture offerings in the district,” said New Hampton School District Superintendent Jay Jurrens. “A number of our students aren't sure what they want to do after high school and this facility will allow them a chance to see what opportunities are available outside of the traditional four-year college path. Without the investment and partnership with ATEK, we wouldn’t be able to offer our students this more streamlined approach to education with curricula focusing on developing a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career.”
For more than 50 years, ATEK Metal Technologies has delivered excellence by using advanced simulation modeling, tooling design, state-of-the-art casting equipment and experienced foundry engineers. To learn more about ATEK Metal Technologies, please visit http://www.atekmetaltechnologies.com/.
About ATEK Metal Technologies
ATEK Metal Technologies is part of the ATEK Companies group of technology and manufacturing businesses. For more than 50 years, ATEK Metal Technologies has delivered superior aluminum castings that meet the specifications of the world’s most demanding industries, from motorsports and recreation to transportation and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.atekmetaltechnologies.com.
Christina AlvarezMulberry Marketing Communications