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Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc. Employees donates over 1,400 Items to St. Martin Community Center

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November 19, 2018
Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc. (WMF) started in 1982 by Verne Wiley, native to Marion, Indiana. Verne believed in providing a quality product and exceeding in customer service. Verne also believed in giving back to those less fortunate within Grant County.

Over 35 years later, Wiley Metal continues to provide quality fabricated product and exceeding in customer service. More often than not being recognized as Supplier of the Year by nearly all their customers including Wabash National Corporation in Lafayette, Indiana.

Even with their continued successes in business, Ed and Rob Wiley, sons of Verne, have not forgotten their identity. This identify is being instill in Mike and Ben Wiley (sons of Ed Wiley) on the continuation to provide assistance to those in need within Grant County.

Recently, Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc. sponsored two mats for the Marion Pal Judo Club’s annual Red, White and Blue Judo tournament. This tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Judo Club. With the donation, the PAL Club will continue their ability to provide fee reimbursements for those children otherwise unable to participate in Judo.

Additionally, Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., held a competition amongst all shifts on total items to be donated for St. Martin Community Center. This was launched by Joe Weimer, who saw a need to provide for those less fortunate. “I knew Wiley Metal would come together to donate as many items as possible. I realized the only obstacle was starting the fundraiser.” Almost immediately after the competition began, Joe recalls all shifts competing against each other. Every shift was checking the tracker, to see how many items they needed to donate to regain 1st place. “There was a spark of excitement on the shop floor which led to a total donation exceeding 1,400 items.” The competition was simple, total donations per shift per employee wins a dinner on behalf of Wiley Metal. Half way through the competition, St. Martin was informed of the progress. This is when St. Martin informed Joe of their current lack of tooth brushes and tubes of tooth paste. These items were a staple of the gift baskets provided annually. The employees of Wiley Metal came together, and within 1 week donated more than 200 tooth brushes and 100 tubes of tooth pastes. Ben Wiley, son of Ed Wiley, explained “This is the culture of Wiley Metal, we are a family first and foremost. Our last name is on our shirts, and we wear these with pride.” When St. Martin Center asked for assistance Ben knew Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc. would fulfil the community’s need.
Joe Weimer, Director of Quality
(765) 677-4325 x1103