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  1. Gage Products Company Awards Karly Wilson 2015 STEM Scholarship

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    STEM Scholarship WinnerGage Products Company is proud to announce that Karly Wilson, a 2015 graduate of Ferndale High School, is this year’s recipient of our 20th annual community scholarship award.

    We established the scholarship fund in 1996 and have awarded the $1,000 scholarship each year to an outstanding and deserving Ferndale High School graduate. Originally awarded to students who were planning to pursue chemistry, we have broadened the requirements to any student who is planning to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community involvement and recipients can continue to receive money for up to four years as long as they stay in a related program.

    Karly had a 4.0 grade-point average her senior year and graduated Ferndale High School with a grade-point average of 3.68. Her schedule included a number of advanced and honors-level courses as well as being an Executive board member of the United Student Assembly and Class Council and was involved in the National Honor Society. In addition to her academic achievements she was a team captain of the Ferndale High School volleyball team, which won the district championship and also volunteered her time with the Salvation Army, The Red Cross, and OAA’s Charity Week. Karly also spent time working with special education students. She will attend Michigan State University in the fall and plans to pursue a career in medicine or biomedical engineering.

    Gage Products Company was founded in Ferndale in 1936 with a focus on providing our customers with the best solutions for paints, solvents, and fuels. Today, our company is built on value-driven, high quality products and services. It’s grown through careful planning, forward thinking research and development, product integrity and solid customer partnerships on a global basis. To learn more about our company and our dedication to corporate citizenship, visit our website. We also post more updates on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

  2. Gage Gives Back

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    At Gage Products it is incredibly important for our company to not only to contribute to more sustainable businesses, but to also provide for our community as well. At our global headquarters in Ferndale, MI we participate in several different events throughout the year to help our community grow and thrive.

    Gage Firefighter Training

    We recently hosted local fire departments at our facility as they conducted training exercise. We partnered with Oakway – South in early May to host 50 participants as they conducted a mock incident designed to improve preparedness in our community. Oakway Hazardous Materials Response Team – South is a mutual aid organization comprised of equipment and members from Ferndale, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Southfield, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Township, Pontiac, and Waterford Fire Departments. Sargent Robert Farrar (Ferndale Fire Dept. and foam trailer trainer) coordinated the training with Scott Gardner, Royal Oak Fire Dept. (Vice Chairman, Oakland County Hazardous Materials Response Team – South). The exercise allowed the firefighters to plan and execute response for a gasoline tanker truck spill and subsequent fire and included classroom and hands-on training to address the repair of tanker dome hatches and extinguishing foam application.

    Gage Products provided the foam trailers used in the exercise and we have voluntarily invested in the fire extinguishing foam  trailers in 2009, and has provided cooperative training with the Ferndale Fire Department and Oakway – South ever since.

    Each year we also sponsor the Rainbow Run, a 5K run in downtown Ferndale, which helps to foster diversity and acceptance in the community. The run took place on May 30th and this year we were one of the color station sponsors where our employees volunteered to share in the fun of covering runners in the colors.

    Finally, each year we grant a scholarship to a local high school student. We recently updated the requirements to expand the pool of students who are eligible to apply. Previously, it was only applicable to students wishing to pursue a chemistry degree, but as the need for more STEM and STEAM education grows, we have update the requirements. Recipients can continue to receive money for up to four years as long as they stay in a related program.

    To learn more about Gage and our commitment to our community, visit our website. We also share more pictures and event updates on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

  3. Gage Products’ Chairman and President Honored as Executive of the Year

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    Gage Products’ own Chairman and President, Dan Finkiewicz was recognized as the 2014 Executive of the Year by the Ferndale Mayor’s Business Council. Each year the council honors local business leaders and companies that have positively impacted the Ferndale community and we’re very happy to be acknowledged along with the other companies and community members.


    At Gage Products we are very proud our Chairman and President is being recognized for the hard work he has been doing for the company. All of our employees have been focused on helping our company grow locally and globally. As an industry leader in purge solvent development, our closed-loop solvent reclamation program, and custom fuel blending we are constantly working towards improving our products and services. This benefits our customers, our community, and the environment. We are currently focused on the research and development of test and reference fuels, emissions and endurance testing. To enhance the success of these goals we’re building a new, state-of-the-art laboratory that will help our company with in-house product development which is also dedicated to improving our analytical capabilities and quality control processes.


    Since our beginning in 1936, Gage Products has had a flexible approach with has helped us continually grow and adapt to the needs of an ever-changing marketplace. As we grow we will remain an active partner with the community of Ferndale.

    To learn more about our products visit our website and to stay up-to-date with our company follow Gage Products on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.