Entries by Andrea McGinnis

West Michigan company creates box to protect employees working with COVID-19 patients

West Michigan companies are getting creative to help healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19. Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales in Kalamazoo manufactured an acrylic box called Aero|Guard that fits around a patient’s head and is designed to stop the spread of potential COVID-19 particles during invasive procedures like hooking someone up to a ventilator. Read […]

Donated Chromebooks help Kzoo students learn at home

As districts work to finish the school year online, Kalamazoo Public Schools is distributing Chromebooks to students. Many of the laptops are coming from a donation by one local company. Schupan Asset Management has donated a total of 430 Chromebooks to Kalamazoo Public Schools and Kalamazoo Covenant Academy. Read More

Schupan and Sons donate Chromebooks to Kalamazoo students

Students across Michigan have been asked to do their school work from home because the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. As schools work to expand online, one West Michigan company is working to get students the tools they need. Schupan and Sons Inc. has donated more than 300 Chromebooks to Kalamazoo Public Schools and Kalamazoo […]

Schupan Asset Management donates refurbished laptops to students

Schupan Asset Management, the electronics recycling and information technology asset disposition (ITAD) division of Schupan & Sons, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan, has donated refurbished Chromebook laptops to Kalamazoo Public Schools and Kalamazoo Covenant Academy. These donations stem from study-from-home policies recently enacted at Michigan schools related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the […]

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make three products: Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, insulation for The Empowerment Plan coats for the homeless, and […]

Michigan State athletes help out in Flint

Student athletes from Michigan State University will. And they did by proving their motto by helping out in Flint. In partnership with Schupan Recycling, Republic Services and the Michigan Community Service Commission, a group of 30 student athletes decked out in green and white helped distribute cases of water and collect empty bottles Friday afternoon […]

MSU, Schupan: Doing the Right Thing by Going Greener

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Kirk Heinze welcome Marc Schupan and Jennifer Battle to WJR’s MSU Today for a wide-ranging discussion on sustainability and recycling. Heinze hosts Greening of the Great Lakes every Sunday evening on News/Talk 760 WJR and fills in for Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on this edition of WJR’s MSU Today program. Read original article.

Alcoa Names 2013 Top North American Scrap Suppliers

The aluminum firm Alcoa has named the recipients of its Top North American Scrap Suppliers for 2013. The company says this year marks the ninth consecutive year that Alcoa’s recycling and scrap purchasing group has recognized its best suppliers in key performance criteria, including safety, quality, volume, breadth of supply to multiple locations and delivery performance. Read […]

Tom Izzo thinks this guy is great

Bridge’s “Faces of Michigan” features Marc Schupan. In 1974, Marc Schupan took a leave from his job as a high school government teacher and coach to sort out his future. He thought about law school. Or maybe college coaching. First, he planned to… Continue reading original article.

Michigan International Speedway grows greener by the day

Race cars are not usually considered environmentally friendly, but NASCAR and the Michigan International Speedway, or MIS, are working to turn motorsports green. MIS President Roger Curtis says that many people do not connect sustainability with a racetrack, but the fans in the grandstand do care about the environment. Read original article.

Primed for Growth

“Our biggest challenge has been to grow enough to provide opportunities to our very good employees. We want them to make a good living and be proud of where they live.” says Mike Gildea, President of Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales. Read original article.