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EGI High School Engineering Day 2018

In conjunction with EQS, EMP, NAF and the School to Work Program, EGI sponsored our 11th annual High School Engineering Day. Students from Lawrence County Schools had the opportunity to tour our New Castle facilities, interact with Ellwood engineers and learn what a typical work day is like for engineers. The students were highly engaged throughout the day and asked pertinent questions of all of the presenters.

Each school researched and presented topics about engineering:

1) Ellwood City Rockets – Falcon Heavy
2) Laurel Innovative architectural design – Structural Stripes
3) LCCTC Hydropower
4) Mohawk Earthbag Houses
5) New Castle Green Engineering
6) Neshannock Ramps for sports – Big Bag Engineering
7) Riverside 3-D Printing
8) Shenango Computer Hardware Engineering
9) Union Robots – mining materials on Mars

Riverside High School won with their presentation about 3D printing due to the relevance of the topic and hands-on experience with 3D printing.

By exposing students to state-of-the art manufacturing facilities, EGI High School Engineering Day demonstrates there are good jobs locally for students who study the trades and engineering.

EGI’s management team is confident this day’s events helped to solidify the students’ interest in engineering and the trades as a career, as well as to consider Ellwood as a future potential employer.

Marie Russo
EGI Director HR

$15,000 Metallurgy Scholarship 2017 – 2018 Winner Announced

Stuart Shirley of Broomfield, Colorado is the winner of the eleventh annual Ellwood Group, Inc. Metallurgy Scholarship. He is a junior at Colorado School of Mines. Stuart is majoring in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and carries a 3.57 GPA.

Stuart was selected as the recipient because he is an exceptional student, who possesses a true interest in heavy metals manufacturing. Additionally, he has relevant intern experience in a forging and fabrication shop. Stuart will intern at Ellwood City Forge (ECF) this summer and will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to both our product and process improvement.

Colin Galey, Metallurgy Manager at ECF, who was a prior Metallurgy Scholarship recipient, will mentor Stuart. Colin received his Bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh for his Master’s degree in metallurgy. Stuart will also work with Rachel Lukas, Metallurgical Engineer at ECF, who was also a past recipient of the scholarship. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in metallurgy from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Stuart will have the opportunity to interact with other Ellwood engineers and metallurgists, including Stephen Rooney, Metallurgical Engineer at EMT and former scholarship recipient.

The scholarship will be presented to Stuart by Marie Russo, EGI Director of HR, at Colorado School of Mines in March 2018.

EGI will also award $5,000 scholarships each to Benjamin Miller, Brooklyn Carlson, and Benjamin Eller, who were finalists for the scholarship. Benjamin Miller is attending Iowa State University and majoring in Materials Engineering. Brooklyn Carlson is attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison and majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and Benjamin Eller is attending Virginia Tech and majoring in Materials Science and Engineering.

All four students were provided with tours of Ellwood’s manufacturing facilities in New Castle, PA and had the opportunity to speak with several of the Company’s metallurgists, engineers and other representatives.

EGI produces engineered, heavy metal sections for capital specialty equipment manufacturers. Nearly all of our products are made to customers’ specifications. EGI believes in reinvesting in our operating capital. We focus on the future and meeting the challenges of an increasingly global marketplace. Please visit our website to learn more: www.ellwoodroup.com.

$15,000 Metallurgy Scholarship 2016 – 2017 Winner Announced

This is to announce that Joshua Young of Clinton Township, Michigan is the winner of the tenth annual Ellwood Group, Inc. Metallurgy Scholarship. He is a junior at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Joshua is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and carries a 3.82 GPA.

Joshua was selected as the recipient because he is an exceptional student, with a genuine interest in heavy metals manufacturing. He has relevant intern experience in a melt shop and will further his intern experience at an Ellwood business unit this summer.

The scholarship will be presented to Joshua by Marie Russo, EGI Director HR, at MSU in March 2017.

EGI will also award $5,000 scholarships each to Curtis Baker and Wesley Roth, who were finalists for the scholarship. Curtis is attending Montana Tech and majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Wesley is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and majoring in Materials Science and Engineering.

All three students were provided with tours of Ellwood’s manufacturing facilities in New Castle, PA and had the opportunity to speak with several of the Company’s metallurgists, engineers and other representatives.

10th Annual Metallurgy Scholarship Announcement

Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) is pleased to announce our 10th Annual Metallurgy Scholarship, which is awarded to talented and dedicated metallurgical students to encourage their pursuit of a career within the steel and heavy metal industry.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate college students in their junior year currently majoring in the field of metallurgy/material science at selected and accredited four-year colleges and universities. In the interest of reaching a broader pool of students, the scholarship opportunities require a minimum GPA of 2.75.

A $15,000 scholarship will be given to the winner and up to three additional $5,000 scholarships will be available to well-qualified students. The scholarship includes a paid internship at an EGI business unit in the USA during the summer of 2017.

Our goal is to encourage more students to choose metallurgy as their field of study and to recruit more interns and graduates into the industry, specifically to EGI.

Along with the completed application, the applicant packet must be received by EGI on or before October 10, 2016.

Marie Russo
EGI Director HR

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2015-2016 EGI Metallurgy $15,000 Scholarship Winner Announced

This is to announce that Rachel Lukas is the winner of the ninth annual Ellwood Group, Inc. Metallurgy Scholarship. She is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Material Science and Engineering; Rachel carries a 3.36 GPA.

The scholarship award ceremony will take place at the University of Pittsburgh during the 1st Quarter of 2016. Along with Brendan Connolly, EQS Operations Engineer, the scholarship award will be presented to Rachel by Marie Russo, EGI Director of Human Resources. Rachel will complete an internship at an Ellwood business unit during the summer of 2016.

Rachel possesses previous internship experience working as a Process Engineer. She provided metallurgical and metallographic support for a new alloy’s process development, as well as performed other research and development projects. Rachel is self-driven and possesses a raw enthusiasm for metallurgy.

EGI will also award $5,000 scholarships to Jacob Wolfman and to Alex Roach, who were finalists for the scholarship. Jacob is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Material Science and Engineering. Jacob interned with North American Forgemasters (NAF) during the summer of 2015 and will be returning in January 2016 to intern at NAF. Alex is a junior at the University of Alabama and is majoring in Metallurgical and Material Engineering. He also was offered an internship within Ellwood during the summer 2016.

All three students were provided with tours of Ellwood’s manufacturing facilities in New Castle, PA and had the opportunity to meet and speak with several of the Company’s metallurgists, engineers and other representatives.

Marie Russo
EGI Director HR

9th Annual Metallurgy Scholarship Announcement

Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) is pleased to announce our 9th Annual Metallurgy Scholarship, which is awarded to talented and dedicated metallurgical students to encourage their pursuit of a career within the steel and heavy metal industry.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate college students in their junior year currently majoring in the field of metallurgy/material science at selected and accredited four-year colleges and universities. In the interest of reaching a broader, more rounded pool of students, the scholarship opportunities and criteria remain expanded, to include a minimum GPA requirement 2.75.

A $15,000 scholarship will be given to the winner and up to three additional $5,000 scholarships will be available to well-qualified students. The scholarship includes a paid internship at an EGI business unit in the USA during the summer of 2016.

Our goal is to encourage more students to choose metallurgy as their field of study and to recruit more interns and graduates into the industry, specifically to EGI.

Along with the completed application, the applicant packet must be received by EGI on or before October 5, 2015.

Download the Form

Marie Russo

EGI HR Director