Hundreds of Local Students Gain Career Insights During National Disability Mentoring Day
Superior Boiler Works encourages mentees to focus on their abilities, rather than their disabilities
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Oct. 28, 2016) – During last week’s National Disability Mentoring Day, employees at Superior Boiler Works focused on the abilities of
four area high school students with disabilities. During their Oct. 19 all-day visit to the Hutchinson-based energy solutions and clean air technology company, students job-shadowed employees, toured the facility and performed welding tasks. Superior Boiler Works mentors discussed career opportunities in welding with the eager mentees. “Disability Mentoring Day was a great opportunity to bring the disability and business communities together,” said Superior Boiler Works CEO Doug Wright. “This is the first year Superior Boiler has supported this event, and I’m not sure who found it more rewarding, the mentees or our employees.” “We get to work alongside the students and teach them about our jobs,” said Director of Operations Danny Lane. “They are engaged and excited to learn more about joining the workforce. It makes for a very good day at work.”
The American Association of People with Disabilities sponsors the annual nationwide program, which increases public awareness of the contributions and skills of workers with disabilities. Locally, the event is hosted by the Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
About Superior Holding, Inc.
Superior Holding is the parent company of Hutchinson, Kansas-based Superior Boiler Works, provider of engineered energy solutions and a leader in clean air emissions technology. Superior manufactures Scotch Marine and vertical firetube boilers for process steam, hot water and waste heat recovery and high-efficiency hot water condensing boilers. In addition to boilers, the company manufactures a full complement of boiler room equipment items. In business since 1917, the company has shipped more than 20,000 boilers throughout the United States and worldwide, and its commitment to unparalleled quality has produced the most dependable boilers available. Superior Boiler Works also provides parts and 24- hour service. The company employs approximately 90 people. On Sept. 15, 2016, the company acquired Richmond, Virginia-based English Boiler, LLC, a leading industrial watertube boiler manufacturer that employs approximately 40 people. In 2014, Superior Holding opened Oklahoma Boiler Equipment, a sales support office based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and acquired Triad Boiler Systems, Inc. For more information, visit superiorboiler.com.