Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Otto and Beverly Tarnowski donated what may be the largest donation to Gateway from an individual in college history.
Caledonia residents Otto and Beverly Tarnowski are giving the largest private donation to Gateway Technical College in the school's history. A wing of the new SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Technology Center is named Tarnowski Hall in their honor. Beverly attended the official grand opening Tuesday of the 18,000 square foot addition to Gateway's Sturtevant facility. Fisk Johnson, CEO of SC Johnson, also delivered remarks, saying iMET will help train workers to fill the skills gap area employers are talking about. "There are good jobs that need filling but the gap between jobs and workers is troubling during this time of high unemployment," he said. "Southeast Wisconsin has a jewel in Gateway that other communities don't have."
Monday, February 11, 2013
The public is invited to watch experts conduct demonstrations of cutting-edge technology at Gateway Technical College's expanded facility in Sturtevant.
Gov. Scott Walker will visit Sturtevant Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of Gateway Technical College's SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center. Referred to as the iMet, formerly known as CATI, the addition to GTC in the Renaissance Business Park features cutting edge technology to help provide the workers needed for 21st century manufacturing. From a press release issued by Gateway: Visitors can experience Tarnowski Hall, the region’s first flexible manufacturing training lab that includes computer numerical control machining, welding, metal fabrication, automated manufacturing systems and industrial robotics in addition to classroom and apprenticeship training space. The hall is named after the late …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The company has long made efforts to go green and now they have furthered that commitment to renewable energy by installing the largest onsite, company-owned wind turbines in the midwest.
RENEW Wisconsin, a nonprofit advocate for renewable energy, has lauded SC Johnson’s efforts to power up their manufacturing operations in Mount Pleasant with wind turbines. SC Johnson received the "Renewable Energy Customer-Generator of the Year” after they installed two wind turbines, which have 135-foot-long blades and produce about eight million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, enough to power 700 homes in a year. Kelly M. Semrau, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability at SC Johnson, expressed her gratitude for the award. "To be recognized with other Wisconsin companies that also champion clean energy is truly an honor and speaks to the priorities of the business community in our…