Learning is in the air for students at Gearbox Express
About 60 lucky third-grade students from Cushing Elementary School ended their study of air with a tour of Gearbox Express, 155 W. Dewey Drive, Mukwonago, on March 11.
That’s what happens when Chief Executive Officer Bruce Neumiller’s daughter is in the class and he is friends with Cushing teacher Steve Page. What better culminating activity for studying air than to tour a local business that “focuses strictly on gearboxes,” according to the Gearbox Express website.
As groups of students toured the facility they looked inside gearboxes where chunks of metal sheared from giant gears lay in pools of oil and grease. Damaged gears grouped neatly near the gearboxes, showed teeth on the gears chewed and broken from the powerful force of the wind turbines.
On the other side of the plant, clean, sparkling new pieces sat in the assembly area, ready for shipment.
Neumiller’s vision for Gearbox Express in 2011 was exactly what the local business has become as it opened it’s doors at its new facility on Dewey Drive: a rapidly expanding wind turbine service company, according to a May 3, 2015 Living Mukwonago Chief article.
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