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Wacker Neuson making a difference in the manufacturing community

As the holidays approach, Wacker Neuson’s union representatives from the USW United Steelworkers Local 2-36, spread holiday cheer in the best way possible - by giving. For the past several years employees and union representatives have taken time out of their busy schedules to provide support to the Eisenhower Center.

The Eisenhower Center is a non-profit organization in Milwaukee, WI that provides vocational training, education and jobs for adults with disabilities. The union representatives helped put a smile on everyone’s face during this years’ visit by sharing donations, hugs and good cheer before the holidays. This year, the center welcomed a holiday greeting from Santa and Mrs. Clause and each client took a photo with Santa.  The center was presented with a donation of needed supplies, collected by Wacker Neuson employees. 

David Ordan, development director, is so happy to see fervent supporters of the center’s mission. “The Christmas visit is a highlight of the year for our clients. It is inspiring to see the employees and management of such a large corporation go out of their way to help our program,” he said. 

The Eisenhower Center’s numbers have increased since last year, now with over 90 participants that attend the program daily. The clients all have disabilities that range from physical to mental challenges, but that does not mean they aren’t determined and excited to work. Barbara Rowland, executive director said, “They enjoy coming out, they really like [to] work, they do a really good job [and] they have such a great attitude.”  

Wacker Neuson is proud to support an organization that teaches manufacturing skills and provides work to deserving people. “We are so grateful for the moral and financial support we receive from Wacker Neuson,” said Ordan. Wacker Neuson plans to continue to support the center in the future.