MALVERN, Ark. – West Fraser pledged donating $150,000 to Arkansas State University Three Rivers over the next three years.
ASU Three Rivers and West Fraser have partnered since 2017 when the university began providing leadership training for all four of the sawmills West Frasier operates in Arkansas. The partnership expanded with the college developing the West Fraser Qualified Millwright and Electrician Training program for West Fraser employees in the southern states.
“At West Fraser, we value our relationship with ASU Three Rivers and recognize the important role it plays in developing people, providing skilled graduates and building a successful community by offering programs that are accessible and responsive to the diverse needs of students, business and the region,” said Chester Fort, vice president, U.S. Lumber, West Fraser.
The college plans to use the funds to renovate the El Parian building to become the new home for the ASU Three River’s Adult Education program. The college also plans to incorporate more workforce development training space into the new renovation.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, West Fraser is one of the largest lumber producers in the world. The company operates production facilities throughout the United States and Canada, plus Europe.
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