The educational aspirations of Northeastern Ohio-based students looking to prepare themselves for manufacturing careers is about to get another significant boost from the vision and foresight of noted Cleveland, OH business leader of Jergens, Inc., Jack H. Schron in recognition of his father Jack H. Schron, Sr.
The 2013 Jack H. Schron, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament, the fourth held in his honor, will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Pine Ridge Country Club in Wickliffe, OH. The 2013 tournament is once again sold-out with 140 golfers participating. The event is expecting to be able to donate over $10,000 to scholarship funds established at Max Hayes High School and the Cleveland 003 Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
Last June, 136 golfers participated in the event honoring the memory and accomplishments of Jack H. Schron, Sr. Originally hosted by SME, in 2010, Jergens, Inc. along with its ASG and JIS divisions took over as the lead corporate sponsor and organizer.
The tournament has grown both in terms of participating golfers and corporate funding to endow a scholarship fund for students attending Max Hayes High School. The monies have also been used to establish a Bridge Fund for graduating seniors offered through the SME Cleveland Chapter 003 (Jack Sr.'s home SME Chapter).
Due to the generosity of 2012 event participants, $9,500 was donated to Max Hayes High School. Thanks to this fundraising event, a Jack H. Schron, Sr. Memorial Scholarship fund now exists to benefit Max Hayes students who want to further their education in manufacturing. Graduating seniors as well as first, second, third and fourth-year students enrolled in continuing education programs are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
May Hayes High School is the only school in the Cleveland public school system that teaches the technical skills of manufacturing technology, construction, and other related curricula. In 2012, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) with business and civic leaders, moved to begin development of an innovative national model for a new Max Hayes Career Tech High School -- a community-based career learning center that will develop work-ready skills and talent to enable area companies to successfully meet global competition.
Thanks to monies donated by the 2012 Jack H. Schron, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament, SME Chapter 003 was able to fund five first-year memberships to graduating students in Ohio. The chapter was also able to offer subsidies for students to attend SME dinner meetings and continue to offer quality programming to members at a reasonable cost.
In commenting on the importance of supporting educational opportunities for young people who want to follow a career path into manufacturing, Mr. Schron stated..."We are pleased to provide this legacy in my father's name to help fund Max Hayes students as they continue their education. He would be honored to have his name and life's work recognized through these students."
2013 MAX HAYES JACK H. SCHRON, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Due to overwhelming support of the 2012 Jack H. Schron, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament, Max Hayes High School, through the Jack H. Schron, Sr. Memorial Scholarship fund, has provided three students with $2,000 each to help fund their manufacturing-related continuing education efforts. The 2013 scholarship recipients are:
Robert Lutsock - Second-year recipient (Max Hayes Class of 2012) - Hocking Tech, Computer Programming. Robert hopes to add computer courses to his manufacturing-related studies and plans to continue his education and earn a Bachelor's degree from Ohio University.
Alonzo Corby - Max Hayes Senior (Class of 2013) - Building Construction student. Alonzo hopes to attend Cuyahoga Community College Steel Maker of the Future Program (Arcelor Mittal Sponsored), focusing on Electrical Maintenance.
Markiem Fisher - Max Hayes Senior (Class of 2013) - Welding student. Markiem hopes to continue his studies at Cuyahoga Community College to study Welding.
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In 1942 Jack H. Schron, Sr. and his father Christy Schron opened their first machine shop - Glenn Tool and manufacturing - located in the Collinwood area in Cleveland. That company, now called Jergens, Inc., continues in business today, carrying on his foresight and leadership in maintaining state-of-the-art technology and workforce training, and building a strong manufacturing community.
Jack was a graduate of Collinwood High School, which is not far from the location of the present corporate headquarters. He held numerous U.S. and International patents. In 1944 he was recognized by SME as "Engineer of the Year", and was listed in the Who's Who of Engineering.
Through his involvement with the first Ohio Trade Mission to Europe with then Governor James Rhodes, Jack helped build the manufacturing industry for the State of Ohio. He became very successful as an ambassador for Ohio manufacturing, prompting Governor Rhodes to select him to be a member of the Ohio Commodores. Jack was later elected to serve as the organization's Grand Commodore.
Founded to help American manufacturers operate efficiently, Jergens, Inc. is comprised of three distinct business units: Workholding Solutions, Lifting Solutions, and Specialty Fasteners. Jergens, Inc. is committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to “Manufacturing Efficiency.” Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please contact Jergens, Inc. at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193. On the Web: www.jergensinc.com. E-mail: email@example.com.