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UWindsor interim president Douglas Kneale extends thanks to Windsor Mold CEO Keith Henry for a donation to the University’s fundraising campaign.UWindsor interim president Douglas Kneale extends thanks to Windsor Mold CEO Keith Henry for a donation to the University’s fundraising campaign.

Manufacturer breaks the mold with visionary investment

Windsor Mold Group has made a significant gift to the University of Windsor in support of Place of Promise: the Campaign for the University of Windsor.

The gift will have an important and lasting impact on students in three areas — the Faculty of Engineering, the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences — and will provide a solid foundation to support the University’s next generation of innovators.

“The Windsor Mold Group is proud to continue its support of the University of Windsor in many ways, the most recent of which demonstrates our continued commitment to the students in Engineering, EPICentre, and Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,” said Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Windsor Mold Group.

Benefits of the gift include:

  • Engineering will establish the Windsor Mold Group Capstone Endowment to support undergraduate engineering students. The gift will provide financial assistance to a minimum of eight capstone teams and more than 50 students on an annual basis. Capstone is the final project for fourth-year students to apply the formal knowledge they’ve gained during their studies to solve real-world problems. They focus on engineering design, fabrication, testing, and project management.
  • EPICentre will use the WMG’s gift to support EPICentre’s makerspace, the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base, which is collaborative space equipped with high-tech tools such as 3D printers and a laser cutter as well as simple hand tools for its members to learn new skills and create prototypes. The funding will also be used to support a part-time Makerspace Lead and to deliver the Make It & Take It workshop series.
  • FAHSS will provide the naming rights of two rooms in the School of Creative Arts — HCol Keith Henry 31 Svc Bn Classroom (in the Armouries) and the Windsor Mold Group 3D Print Lab (in the Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts). The gift from Windsor Mold Group will assist in the development of the downtown campus and the Armouries, which has preserved a historic community landmark with a rich military history.

“Windsor Mold’s sustaining investment in arts, engineering, and entrepreneurship is both visionary and long-lasting,” interim president Douglas Kneale said. “We don’t often see such wide-ranging philanthropy. In fact, it is fair to say that this example of interdisciplinary, cross-faculty giving ‘breaks the mold.’”

Windsor Mold Group of companies provides world-class products and services for domestic and international customers in the tooling and automotive plastic molding industries.