Shermco presents Women of Wind Energy check at AWEA Fall Symposium

Shermco Industries, the Irving, Tex., provider of testing, repair, training, and maintenance of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems, presented  a check for $5,500 to Kristen Graf, executive director of the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) at the American Wind Energy Association Fall Symposium held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. On Nov. 14, Shermco’s Kevin Alewine, director of renewable energy services and Paul Idziak, national sales manager, presented the funds, which will be used by the WoWE scholarship program to support and help develop young women in engineering and other wind energy services.


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The money was raised from participants and corporate sponsorships at the annual Ride for Wind event in Sweetwater, Tex. The event is an all-day motorcycle tour through the vast wind farms in West Texas. The participant riders traveled through the thousands of utility-scale wind turbines that surround Sweetwater, Big Spring, Roscoe, and Snyder, Tex. The charity was founded by Shermco Industries and Shermo Charities who, along with other corporate sponsors, see it as a way to support local industry as well as the efforts of WoWE.

“We are very proud to sponsor this event and know that the money raised has really helped women who want to be professionals in the wind energy sector,” said Scott Meador, vice president of business development at Shermco.

More information on the annual Ride for Wind event can be found here.

The Women of Wind Energy promotes education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a diversified workforce and support the renewable energy economy.


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