$50,000 Donated by Maysteel to Support Educational and Community Programs

In the past four years, Maysteel Industries, LLC has donated more than $200,000 to our surrounding community with that money supporting educational programs in manufacturing, as well as local safety net programs. In 2017, we again donated a combined $50,000 to various organizations including the United Way of Washington County, Hartford Union High School, Elevate, and Interfaith.

“All of us at Maysteel are so thankful for being able to work closely with our community,” Kevin Matkin, President & CEO of Maysteel Industries, LLC, said. “We believe in taking an active role in supporting technical education efforts through the local high schools, connecting with high schools for job opportunities and internships by supporting the up and coming Inspire program, and insuring we have a genuine communication channel with educational leaders in our area.”

Maysteel Industries, LLC has also made several small donations to support local activities that build manufacturing skills and awareness such as the Slinger High School’s Battle Bots Club, West Bend High School’s BotsIQ, and other sponsorships throughout the area.

The donation to the United Way of Washington County will benefit Elevate and Interfaith. Elevate supports individuals and families dealing with delinquency, drugs, alcohol and mental health issues through prevention, early intervention, and supportive services helping build a solid recovery plan for clientsto live independently and successfully.Interfaith offers free non-medical assistance such as transportation, light housekeeping, yard maintenance, and grocery shopping to Washington County Residents over the age of 60 with the help of volunteers.

“Maysteel is committed to serving the local Allenton community, and we’re honored that they trust United Way of Washington County to help them invest in the community’s top needs.” Kristin Brandner, Executive Director of the United Way of Washington County, said. “This gift will be used to address and prevent substance abuse through programs at Elevate, and it will help provide seniors with transportation to medical appointments through Interfaith Caregivers. Maysteel is an important part of the uniting force for good!”

Hartford Union High School
received a donation for the Technical Education Department. Jason Kraus, a technical education instructor, was honored by the donation and expressed his gratitude. “Donations from [Maysteel] allow HUHS to provide a very current/up-to-date experience for students involved in Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) pathways,” Kraus said. “These can include updated equipment, additional tools or machinery, technical support, or class supplies. These contributions allow the continual growth of the TEE program providing the education of life-long skills in a variety of career pathways.

“We know that supporting the educational needs in our community related to STEM based education will serve Maysteel and the people of this community well in the years to come,” Kevin Matkin added. “We are also well aware of the general needs of our community and welcome the continued opportunity to work with the United Way and other terrific non-profit agencies in Southeast Wisconsin that work tirelessly to support the needs of people who may be less fortunate or just need some additional assistance. Maysteel’s involvement in these areas will continue and we will always seek the best ways to be a viable partner in the communities we work and live."

Maysteel continues offering plant tours for educators and students as well as providing internships for students who are interested in careers in manufacturing.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Daguanno • 262-832-9132 • ldaguanno@maysteel.com

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