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HWI Leads Junior Achievement Fundraising Efforts

Jun 28, 2016 / People

Pittsburgh, PA – June 28, 2016 – Recently, a total of 111 HarbisonWalker International employees and the company’s two vendor teams raised $22,622 for Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JAWPA) at the Second Annual HarbisonWalker International Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon at AMF Lanes in Mt. Lebanon.

The funds raised will enable 646 local students in grades K-12 to benefit from programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. JAWPA delivers programming through experiential learning that inspires students to dream big and reach their potential. It reaches more than 73,000 k-12 students with over 3,300 volunteers in 374 schools and 167 districts each year.

“Our HarbisonWalker employees rallied this year to more than triple the funds we raised at our first annual JA Bowl-a-thon in 2015, said Steve Delo, chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International. “Junior Achievement has had such a positive impact on so many of our employees, who either participated in programs as students, as volunteers, or through their own children’s school programs. It was an easy decision for us to dedicate a fun teambuilding event to such a worthy cause.”

Employees from 15 different HarbisonWalker International company locations came together in support of Junior Achievement. Participating locations included: Moon Township headquarters, West Mifflin Advanced Technology and Research Center in West Mifflin, PA; PA and Ohio field offices, and plants in Acton, ONT; Fairfield, AL; Fulton, MO; Oak Hill, OH; Pryor, OK; Smithville, ONT; South Shore, KY; Sproul, PA; Vandalia, MO; White Cloud, MI; and Windham, OH.

“Speaking both for our company and JAWPA, I’m so grateful for the dedication, persistence, and creativity of this year’s employee committee.” Said Carol Jackson, senior vice president and general manager, HarbisonWalker International and board member, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. “It’s because of their efforts that we were able to blow away our fundraising goal and deliver valuable programming to so many of the region’s deserving students.”

The HarbisonWalker International Bowl-a-thon Committee is already planning for next year’s event with even more fundraising ideas. To help support either Junior Achievement directly or HarbisonWalker International’s event, contact Elizabeth Saraceno, Event & Marketing Sales Manager at

About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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