Meritor Supports WPCC Advanced Manufacturing Day


Photo of check presentation with Meritor company sign in the background. May 25, 2018 – Employees of Meritor in Morganton, N.C. recently presented the Western Piedmont Community Foundation with a check to support Western Piedmont Community College’s 2018 Advanced Manufacturing Day.  The event hosted more than 400 11th and 12th graders from each of Burke County Public School’s high schools and was designed to expose these students to the manufacturing jobs available in Burke County and the region.  This was the third year that Meritor has served as the primary sponsor for WPCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Day.

Pictured (left to right) are Dr. Michael Helmick, president of WPCC, Dave Beels, site manager for the Meritor plant in Morganton, Michael Daniels, dean of WPCC’s health, engineering and technology programs, and Connie Bodenheimer, Meritor human resource supervisor.

Western Piedmont Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded to encourage and develop public and private support for Western Piedmont Community College beyond that provided by county, state, and federal funds. Created in 1967, WPF was among the first fund-raising organizations within the NC Community College System.  Many needs exist which are not sufficiently provided for by public sources, and private contributions assist the College in maintaining a margin of excellence above the average. Individuals or organizations wishing to assist the College may do so by making tax deductible donations of equipment, cash, bonds, stocks, real estate, trusts, life insurance, or bequests.  To make a gift online, visit or to learn more, contact Atticus Simpson (828) 448-3120 or at

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