igus is co-sponsoring a WaterFire Providence lighting celebrating Educational Excellence in Rhode Island with the Rhode Island Department of Education on Saturday, September 24, at Waterplace Park, starting with a torch lighting ceremony at 6:40 pm. During the event, the company will be showcasing its young engineers support (yes) program and its recently announced igus:bike.
WaterFire Providence is an award-winning artistic event that features over eighty lit bonfire basins along three rivers in downtown Providence. For over 25 years, WaterFire has inspired thousands of residents and tourists by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city.
Support from igus
During the WaterFire performance, igus will demonstrate the first urban bike made of plastic. The bike is made from 90% recycled plastic and is maintenance and rust free. The bike does not require any lubrication and does not attract sand, dust or dirt. All the bike’s components are made with igus’ self-lubricating and durable products.
The igus yes program encourages students to learn more about engineering, which includes access to free or discounted product samples, catalogs, guest lectures and flyers. The yes program aims to not only support students and engineers but also educate them on the merits and benefits of plastic components. Free donations are available to students and engineering competitions across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Engaged in community
The co-sponsorship of WaterFire Providence by igus is part of its community commitment to support events that benefit the city. igus has been headquartered in Rhode Island since 1985 and currently employs over 250 people at its facility in East Providence.
“We are pleased to support WaterFire Providence,” said Artur Peplinski president and CEO at igus, Inc. “igus recognizes its importance as a member of the community to embrace events that make residents and tourists aware of the cultural experiences Rhode Island has to offer. We’re proud to be part of Celebrating Educational Excellence in Rhode Island with the Rhode Island Department of Education.”
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