Acuity Insurance Donates $25,000 to Manufacturing e-Learning Organization

The funding will help deliver virtual classes for manufacturers through WMEP’s online classroom offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Acuity Insurance’s manufacturing team is donating $25,000 to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) to help provide free continuing education as manufacturers continue to deal with challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will help deliver virtual classes for manufacturers who have an interest in obtaining education and coaching services for their employees through WMEP’s online classroom offerings, which cover a variety of topics in the manufacturing industry.

“Acuity understands the importance of education to manufacturers. By building their workforce’s knowledge, they are able to stay competitive in today’s market,” says Acuity’s president and CEO, Ben Salzmann.

“This generous donation from Acuity has allowed us to assist manufacturers that have been hard-hit by this economic slowdown, helping them to prepare for economic recovery,” says Eric Decker, one of WMEP’s business development leaders. “Our clients are eager to move forward, and the courses sponsored by Acuity are giving them an important boost.”

“Manufacturers may be in a tough financial spot given the current economic crisis, yet they still want to educate their employees. Online education is an important educational tool Wisconsin’s manufacturers can use, and Acuity is proud to help provide that tool,” adds Mike Schlagenhaufer, Acuity’s manufacturing consultant.