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Cardinal Manufacturing

"Filling the Skills Gap  
  One Student at a Time"

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Teacher Award

July 27, 2015

Cardinal Manufacturing founder and instructor Craig Cegielski has been named 2015-216 Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year. Purdue University's John Hill, Executive Director of the National Rural Education Association made the announcement July 27, 2015. Read more below.

Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year

Appreciation Night

April 9, 2015



2014 Open House

Nov 19, 2014

Cardinal Manufacturing Open House

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Featuring a Celebrity Appearance by Tom Wopat, “Luke Duke” from the Dukes of Hazard and internationally known performing artist

Watch for further details coming soon!

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Also on display, our own "General Lee"

Nexen New Machine Challenge

Sept 15, 2014

[editor's update May, 2015 - The Nexen Challenge was completed successfully, raising over $75,000 for new machinery and improvements in the Cardinal Manufacturing Program. Thank you to all who have and are participating on all levels. We continue to ask for your financial support in any amount, large or small, to fund continuing improvements to this groundbreaking program.]

The Nexen Group of Webster, Wisconsin, and its owner, Hutch Schilling and VP of Human Resources, Dan Conroy, have been significant supporters of Cardinal Manufacturing over the years. They have donated, provided guidance and letters of support for the program, and been customers of the operation, as well.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the Nexen Group corporation and Dan Conroy, individually, have offered a $37,500 donation toward the cost of a CNC Machine for Cardinal Manfuacturing—half its anticipated price tag—if Cardinal Manufacturing can raise the rest of the funds needed for the purchase.

Want to help Cardinal Manufacturing reach this goal? Please send donations to:

Cardinal Manufacturing-Nexen Challenge
c/o Eleva-Strum School District
attn: Craig Cegielski
W23597 US Hwy 10
Strum, WI 54770

Teacher Workshops

Many teachers and administrators contact Cardinal Manufacturing each year to learn how to create a program like it in their districts.  Upcoming workshops currently include Thursday, January 30, 2020 to show you how we started and how we do things today.

Click here for more info and registration form