LEXINGTON, Ky., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FP International, an award-winning manufacturer of innovative, protective packaging products and packaging systems, is funding a new academic scholarship for students in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering program.
The Arthur Graham/FP International Scholarship, named in honor of FP International's founder and chairman emeritus Arthur Graham, will fund tuition for exceptional students studying chemical and materials engineering and mechanical engineering.
"It was through Mr. Graham's vision that we established our company roots in the Commonwealth of Kentucky more than 15 years ago," said FP International President Joe Nezwek. "As a result of his love of engineering and relentless drive to on-going innovation, FP International has become a global leader in the interior packaging industry. Mr. Graham's strong commitment to education was a key element enabling both his own achievements and those of our company. Building from his example, we wish to help make it possible for students at the University of Kentucky to pursue their engineering education."
Through the years, the company has deepened its roots in Kentucky, which this scholarship underscores. FP International has a talented and dedicated workforce at our large manufacturing plant in Hopkinsville which serves customers each day with commitment and professionalism.
"In addition, we have benefitted from our increasing collaboration with the University of Kentucky through valuable projects performed for us by UK students, summer interns and faculty," Nezwek said.
With the recent appointment of UK alumnus, Jeff Baird as the company's chief technology officer, FP International and the UK look forward to expanding their relationship and collaborations.
"We are extremely grateful to FP International for this scholarship program," said UK College of Engineering Dean John Walz. "Their support of our students demonstrates their understanding of the importance of making a great engineering education affordable."
About FP International
Based in Fremont, California and founded in 1967, FP International is a global manufacturer of innovative, protective packaging products and systems focused on eco-friendly packaging.
FP International has manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout North America and Europe with sales offices in Asia and Australia. For more information, visit fpintl.com and minipakr.com, or call 800-888-3725.
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