Hundreds of Local Students Gain Career Insights During National Disability Mentoring Day
Hundreds of Local Students Gain Career Insights During
National Disability Mentoring Day
Superior Boiler Works encourages mentees to focus on their abilities,
rather than their disabilities
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Oct. 28, 2016) – During last week’s National Disability
Mentoring Day, employees at Superior Boiler Works focused on the abilities of
four area high school students with disabilities.
During their Oct. 19 all-day visit to the Hutchinson-based energy solutions and
clean air technology company, students job-shadowed employees, toured the
facility and performed welding tasks. Superior Boiler Works mentors discussed
career opportunities in welding with the eager mentees.
“Disability Mentoring Day was a great opportunity to bring the disability and
business communities together,” said Superior Boiler Works CEO Doug Wright.
“This is the first year Superior Boiler has supported this event, and I’m not sure
who found it more rewarding, the mentees or our employees.”
“We get to work alongside the students and teach them about our jobs,” said
Director of Operations Danny Lane. “They are engaged and excited to learn
more about joining the workforce. It makes for a very good day at work.”
The American Association of People with Disabilities sponsors the annual
nationwide program, which increases public awareness of the contributions and
skills of workers with disabilities. Locally, the event is hosted by the Prairie
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
About Superior Holding, Inc.
Superior Holding is the parent company of Hutchinson, Kansas-based Superior
Boiler Works, provider of engineered energy solutions and a leader in clean air
emissions technology. Superior manufactures Scotch Marine and vertical firetube
boilers for process steam, hot water and waste heat recovery and high-efficiency
hot water condensing boilers. In addition to boilers, the company manufactures a
full complement of boiler room equipment items. In business since 1917, the
company has shipped more than 20,000 boilers throughout the United States and
worldwide, and its commitment to unparalleled quality has produced the most
dependable boilers available. Superior Boiler Works also provides parts and 24-
hour service. The company employs approximately 90 people. On Sept. 15, 2016,
the company acquired Richmond, Virginia-based English Boiler, LLC, a leading
industrial watertube boiler manufacturer that employs approximately 40 people.
In 2014, Superior Holding opened Oklahoma Boiler Equipment, a sales support
office based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and acquired Triad Boiler Systems,
Inc. For more information, visit superiorboiler.com.