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Florence School District awarded third consecutive WEDC Fab Lab grant

Attending the presentation on Fab Lab Day, May 1 at Florence High School were, left to right, Rep. Rob Swearingen, Superintendent Ben Niehaus, WEDC Vice President Barb LaMue, and BOSS Snowplow representatives Noah Williams and Ty Steinbrecher.
Sarah Giddings

Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced last week that 22 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of more than $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) facilities. Governor Walker has declared May 1 as Fab Lab Day in Wisconsin.

For the third year in a row, the School District of Florence County was awarded a grant. This year the amount awarded to Florence was $10,759 which Superintendent Ben Niehaus indicated would go toward the purchase of a new plasma cam.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.