Wabash National Corporation, Indiana Tech Partner to Benefit Associates
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – July 18, 2017 – Lafayette-based Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has announced a new corporate partnership with Indiana Tech to provide financial assistance to associates who seek to further their education.
The partnership is being conducted through Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies and will allow full-time Wabash National associates to avoid upfront, out-of-pocket expenses for books, fees and tuition.
“Our associates are the backbone of Wabash National’s business,” noted Dick Giromini, chief executive officer. “We want them to grow, develop and achieve their goals, which is why we offer a number of associate development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement, welding school, and leadership and training programs.
“This partnership with Indiana Tech is significant, as it demonstrates the value that we place upon their long-term success by removing some of the upfront financial costs associated with pursuing an education,” he added. “Wabash National and Indiana Tech share an understanding of the critical importance of higher education in workforce development. We are confident this new program will help develop the next generation of Wabash National leaders.”
Established in 1985, Wabash National manufactures a diverse range of transportation and industrial equipment at 13 locations in the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Established in 1930 as an engineering college, Fort Wayne-based Indiana Tech educates students well beyond its home base with regional campuses throughout Indiana and Kentucky and online programs that meet the needs of students worldwide. The not-for-profit university specializes in career-oriented degree programs in business, engineering, computer science, criminal justice, health care administration and education. In all, Indiana Tech offers more than 60 degree options at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. level. Learn more about Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies at cps.indianatech.edu.
Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985 in Lafayette, Indiana, the company manufactures a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Garsite, Progress Tank, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at www.wabashnational.com.