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 BOSS Snowplow, Toro Foundation Gives 10k To United Way
IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, a division of The Toro Company announced the Toro Foundation has given $10,000 to the United Way of Dickinson County to assist with the effects of the COVID- 19 pandemic.
United Way of Dickinson County will be stewards of the money and will focus on health and humanitarian assistance in the Dickinson County area.
“Supporting our customer and com- munities is an important part of our culture and core to who we are as a company,” said Rick Olson, chairman and CEO of The Toro Company. “Now more than ever, it is critical that we come together to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 and to support those most vulnerable in our communities.”
An additional element of the effort by The Toro Company includes a spe- cial program for its employees who wish to personally give to designated COVID-19 relief organizations. Under the program, The Toro Company will match employee con- tributions to a nonprofit organization of their choice in support of relief efforts.
“During this difficult time, it is inspiring to watch our community come together to help those most in need,” said Jody Christy, president, BOSS Snowplow. “I am proud of the BOSS and Toro team for stepping up to do what we can during this time.”
The United Way of Dickinson County has served the area for more than four decades, starting as a Community Chest and Red Feather Organization before becoming known as the United Way. The United Way of Dickinson County was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987. The United Way raises funds for agen- cies serving the human health and welfare needs of the area.
BOSS Snowplow is a leader in the snow and ice management business, with a growing line of plows for trucks, UTVs and ATVs, salt and sand spreaders and box plows. BOSS prod- ucts are designed and manufactured in Iron Mountain. BOSS maintains a network of nearly 800 dealers world- wide.
The Toro Company provides for turf
maintenance, snow and ice manage- ment, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irriga- tion and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $3.1 billion in fiscal 2019, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries .---------------------------
Bay Recognizes Paulsen As Outstanding Education
ESCANABA — Bay College has honored part-time welding instructor Andrew Paulsen with an Outstanding Educator Award.
To receive consideration for the award, faculty were nominated by a colleague, student or community member. The primary focus of this award is to acknowledge faculty’s commitment to education and excel- lence in service to others.
The award is sponsored by the Don Johnson Agency/MEEMIC Insurance in Escanaba.
Paulsen is a U.S. Army veteran who has been a welding instructor for the past 10 years at the Dickinson-Iron County Intermediate School District, and has worked at Bay College for the past nine years as a welding instructor at Bay College West in Iron Mountain.
Before joining Bay College in the fall semester of 2012, Paulsen worked for a diverse range of organizations, including Stewart & Stevenson as an offshore drill rig equipment welder/fabricator, Atlas Copco as a blast hole rig assembler/tester, Wabash National as a robot operator/welder, Western Extrusions as a weld shop supervisor/welder, Motor Controls Inc. as a robot operator/welder, for the U.S. government as contract welder, Loadmaster as a fabricator/welder and Boss Snowplow as a welder/robot operator.
Paulsen has a Michigan Occupational Competency Assessment Center certificate from Ferris State University, and is working
toward earning his teaching degree. Paulsen was recognized not only for his welding expertise but his ability to engage with students, teach them pre- cision welding skills and to share his
passion for this trade.
“Andrew’s commitment to the Bay
College West campus welding pro- gram deserves to be recognized,” said Cindy Carter, dean of Business, Technology and Workforce Development. “He has been the face of welding at Bay College West for several years and has helped support industry by training graduates to fill needed positions.”
To watch a short video of Carter pre- senting the Outstanding Educator Award to Paulsen, along with his acceptance speech, go to www.baycol-
Bay College offers career certificate programs, associate degrees, transfer options, job force training and oppor- tunities through dual enrollment and early college programs. Classes are available at the Escanaba and Iron Mountain campuses and online. For more information, call 906-786-5802 or go to
Verso Promotes Archambeau
MIAMISBURG, Ohio, — Verso Corporation has appointed Matthew M. Archambeau as senior vice presi- dent of Manufacturing and Energy, effective immediately.
“I am very pleased to have Matt join our senior leadership team with responsibility for leading our safety, manufacturing and energy strategic initiatives,” said Adam St. John, presi- dent and CEO. “Matt will easily tran- sition into this new position because of his 26 years of extensive experience at Verso in various manufacturing leadership and technical roles, includ- ing his current responsibility for our Centers of Excellence.”
Archambeau’s previous leadership experience at Verso includes vice pres- ident of the Centers of Excellence/Technology; mill manager at Verso’s Escanaba mill and former Bucksport, Maine, and Sartell, Minn., mills; director of manufacturing sup- port in Memphis, Tenn.; and numer- ous manufacturing roles at Verso’s for- mer Bucksport, Maine mill. Archambeau has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
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