A group of Wisconsin business leaders, hailing from companies such as Mortenson, GRAEF and Milwaukee Tool, put out a call for renewed support of a new engineering building at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
In June, the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to enumerate the $347 million expansion. In November, UW-Madison and business leaders launched a campaign to urge legislators to advance a new College of Engineering building.
In an advertisement published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal, 42 executives warned donor funds may be stretched thin over time and added the state was pressed for more engineering students to fill the future workforce. Big names such as Epic, Generac and Kohler appeared in the copy.