Two pallets of miscellaneous tools made by Milwaukee Tool were donated to the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser technical education program last month. Tech ed teacher Bob Morehead, who is the vice president of the board of directors for Wisconsin Technology Education Association, said he sent in a request for a tool donation via the WTEA. A week later, Morehead got a reply from Milwaukee saying that tools were on the way. “Needless to say, I was very surprised to learn that we would be getting two full pallets. I was expecting maybe a cordless drill or two, if anything at all,” Morehead said. He estimated the retail value of the tools to total approximately $30,000. The tools are new but have been replaced by different models, have a cosmetic defect, had damage to the packaging or were demonstration models. The tools will be used in the construction class, and in other programs around the school that need them. “Any tools that we cannot use locally will get donated to the WTEA Foundation where they can be distributed to other technical education programs throughout the state,” Morehead said. “This was a huge addition to our program and I can’t give enough thanks and praise to Milwaukee Tool.”

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