Banker Wire aims to inspire students with their sculpture

Special to The Freeman

July 11, 2014

MUKWONAGO - Banker Wire, manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh, collaborated with Fox Valley Technical College to create a “Tree of Success” sculpture for the campus located in Appleton.

Words like “creativity,” “vision,” and “inspiration hang” from the wire mesh on the sculpture to reflect the characteristics that FVTC  students associate with personal success.

FVTC asked for the large-scale sculpture to be a centerpiece placed behind the concierge desk in the newly constructed Student Success Center.

Students in the wood manufacturing technology program at FVTC designed the stump with the wood from an oak tree uprooted during the center’s construction. Banker Wire weaved the a mesh background to replicate greenery on a thriving tree.

“We were happy with the outcome of this project, and, most importantly, our customer was, too,” says Tony Cole of Custom Metals, Inc., the fabricator of the sculpture.

Banker Wire, FVTC and other contributors on the project team completed the project in April 2014, and the new Student Success Center will open in August.