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- Nov. 26, 2012 -
CHANDLER, Ariz. – On Wednesday, November 14, Shermco Industries presented a check for $5500 to Kristen Graf, executive director of the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) at the American Wind Energy Association Fall Symposium held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. Presented by Kevin Alewine, director of Renewable Energy Services and Paul Idziak, national sales manager, the funds are used by the WoWE scholarship program to support and help develop young women in engineering and other wind energy services.
The money was raised from participants and corporate sponsorships at the annual Ride for Wind
event in Sweetwater, Texas. The Ride for Wind
is an all-day motorcycle tour through the vast wind farms in West Texas. The participant riders traveled through the thousands of utility scale wind turbines that surround Sweetwater, Big Spring, Roscoe, and Snyder, Texas. This charity was founded by Shermco Industries and Shermco Charities who, along with other corporate sponsors, see this as a great way to support local industry as well as the efforts of WoWE.
“We are very proud to sponsor this event and know that the monies raised have really helped women who want to be professionals in the wind energy sector,” said Scott Meador, vice president of business development of Shermco Industries.
More information on the annual Ride For Wind event can be found at www.rideforwind.org
.ABOUT the Women of Wind Energy
The WoWe mission is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of
women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. For
more on the organization, visit the WoWE website at womenofwindenergy.org.ABOUT SHERMCO
Shermco Industries (http://www.shermco.com/
) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; the Machine Services Division and the Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Houston, San Antonio, Sweetwater, and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 440 full-time employees. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association. For more information about Shermco Industries, visit www.shermco.com.Photo: