Hunter Automated Machinery made a donation to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), raising the current endowment to $25,000, in memory of Al Hunter, founder of the company and father of current owner, Bill Hunter. Bill made this donation on August 9, presenting a check to the FEF Executive Director Bill Sorensen.
Hunter Automated has been a contributor to the FEF for many years. Upon the death of Al Hunter in 2011, the family asked that donations be made to the foundation in honor of him. Once the contributions were collected, the Hunter Family asked that FEF establish an endowment to honor Al’s memory, with scholarships provided at selected schools. The first school chosen was the University of Alabama. It provides a deserving student a scholarship in Al Hunter’s name.
FEF is a non-profit organization and the foundry industry’s first link to the college campus. The foundation uses funds contributed from the foundry industry to encourage the pursuit of metalcasting as an academic endeavor at schools across the country.