Wildcat Tier Supporters
Launched in 2010, PEIK has a mission to broaden power and energy education programs at University of Kentucky through increasing number of students receiving education in this field, developing new courses and certificate programs, and offering professional development/continuing education programs. By providing aspiring and practicing engineers with this innovative education, PEIK will support development of innovative technologies, high energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, and provision of plentiful and reliable energy essential to the U.S. economy. PEIK's larger goal is to establish the University of Kentucky as a preeminent power and energy university nationally and internationally. Specific benefits to UK could include new collaborative research activities among the diverse faculty working together in the collaborative environment of a multidisciplinary institute.
Founded in 1934 Old Dominion Freight Line started out as a single truck running a 94-mile route in Virginia, over the last 80+ years they’ve led the way to become a national LTL freight leader and global transportation company. At Old Dominion Freight Line, their Vision is to be the premier transportation solutions company in domestic and global markets served. Their Mission is to provide innovative solutions designed to exceed customer expectations, increase shareholder value, and ensure the continued success of the OD company and our family of employees.
Michelin has been a part of the tire industry in the United States since 1907 when it purchased the International Rubber Company in Milltown, New Jersey. Michelin North America is a $10.76 billion dollar a year company operating 19 plants in 16 locations and employs 22,000 people. It manufactures and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Michelin manufactures tires in six states: Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition, there are three plants in Nova Scotia, Canada and one plant in Queretaro, Mexico. Two plants specialize in the manufacturing of semi-finished goods taking raw materials and turning them into components for the plants that produce tires and one plant strictly produces synthetic rubber. Finished goods are produced in sixteen plants, two sites produce retreads for the trucking and one site produces retreads for the aircraft industry. Michelin Maps and Guides also produce road atlases, road maps and travel guides for all the major cities in North America.
Tektronix is the measurement insight company committed to performance, and compelled by possibilities. Tektronix designs and manufactures test and measurement solutions to break through the walls of complexity, and accelerate global innovation. They empower engineers to create and realize technological advances with ever greater ease, speed and accuracy. Tektronix solutions have supported many of humankind’s greatest advances of the past 70 years. Health. Communication. Mobility. Space. With offices in 21 countries, Tektronix is committed to the scientists, engineers and technicians around the world who will define the future.
Gold Tier Supporters
The Bussmann Division of Eaton leads in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety. Eaton is committed to the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative circuit and power electronics protection, overvoltage protection, as well as power management solutions for industrial, electronics, alternative energy and high reliability markets.
The Student Sustainability Council was formed to supervise the distribution of the Environmental Stewardship Fee in order to responsibly advance the theory, practice and reality of Sustainability at the University of Kentucky. Any member of the University of Kentucky community can submit a proposal for funding support.
The University of Kentucky College of Engineering trains students to solve monumental engineering challenges. They offer rigorous programs and enriching experiences that encourage collaboration and creativity. UK Engineering provides an environment where students can cultivate curiosity through innovative research. They partner with industry through co-ops and internships to give students real-world experiences that lead to meaningful careers. They are a community making the future better through engineering.
CMWA is an automotive supplier located in Paris, Kentucky. We supply steel and aluminum wheels to major car makers including Toyota, Honda, Subaru, and others. Since the company was founded in 1986, Central Motor Wheel of America (CMWA), have continuously strived to contribute to the sustainable development of society and the earth through the manufacturing and provision of high quality and innovative automotive wheels. Through continuous efforts and annual improvement activity, they have established a corporate philosophy along with a set of guiding principles, values, and methods, which they are seeking to pass on to future generations to realize the “creation of a prosperous society and community by making automobile wheels.”
In 1946, Mitsuba Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. was founded in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture as a producer and distributor of generator lamps for bicycles. In the quickly changing automotive market, Mitsuba globally provides products that respond to people’s safety needs through our “motor, control, and mechanism” technologies. Their core products are electrical components for 4-wheeled vehicles. The skills and technologies are also applied to motorcycle components, nursing care equipment, and car accessories.
In 1998, an investor group comprised of Jerry Carroll, Dick Duchossois, Richard Farmer, John Lindahl and Outback Steakhouse, broke ground on the 1.5 mile long Kentucky Speedway. Two years later, on June 16th, Kentucky Speedway staged its first event weekend with NASCAR All-Pro and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. Since then, Kentucky Speedway had held hundreds of NASCAR, ARCA, and IndyCar events.