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CEO Business Visits


Evapco

Evapco

Led by Dave Blecha, students toured the employee-owned Evapco facility in Greenup, IL. They were able to get up close and personal to the products offered by Evapco. Dave discussed the innovation required to adjust to the needs of their client base. He also shared how Evapco works to address environmental concerns. With factories in Asia, South Africa, Australia, North America, Brazil, and Europe, international concerns are at the forefront of their company’s development.

Factory visits offer students a new concept of the process of material acquisition, machinery development, industry trends and R&D. They are always a class favorite! Thank you, Mr. Blecha, for taking the time to show us all the Evapco offers!


Giving Back

Last week, Alan Bogardus shared about a local family fundraiser the Dynegy staff was conducting at the plant. Students decided they wanted to help and decided to surprise Alan on Tuesday. Clad in ugly sweaters, students came bearing gas gift certificates totally $100 for the family. It was a wonderful start to our day and we appreciate Vita Kistner for helping us set up the surprise!


Commercial Days

Along with booth space at our Expo, students are creating commercials for each participating business. Be watching our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages starting January 1st to see the commercials!


Mentor Meetings

This week, students met with mentors off site to touch base and connect outside of the classroom. We are very appreciative of our wonderful mentors! They add a special touch to the program and make lasting impressions on students.


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