News release: November 17, 2016

Contact: Lee Colony
Phone: 262.564.2512; 262.359.0798 (cell)

Gateway names new training center after Kenall Manufacturing
Name recognizes company’s generous donation to Gateway Promise program

Gateway Technical College today during its board of trustees meeting named the Kenall Protective Services Training Center on its Kenosha Campus in recognition of the company’s donation of $250,000 dedicated to the Gateway Promise program.

“Kenall has a unique and special history in the protective services industry. Today we honor the Kenall legacy by naming our new training center the Kenall Protective Services Training Center,” said Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht. “The Gateway community is honored to build upon our partnership with Jim Hawkins and Kenall Manufacturing.”

“Gateway has been a wonderful partner for us, as well, and an important resource for our employees: we are pleased to solidify our connection and look forward to a long association,” said Jim Hawkins, CEO and owner of Kenall Manufacturing.

The training center consists of remodeling done to existing space as well expanding the Technical Building on the campus’ southwest corner. It will provide a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway’s law enforcement academy, as well as professional and ongoing training for area law enforcement agencies. It includes newly remodeled tactical training areas, added classrooms, a 12-lane shooting range and a CSI lab. One of the classrooms has a Life Size unit to allow for remote training and video conferencing. A training house on the edge of campus will become the center of a future simulated training site.
“Jim Hawkins is a champion for our college,” said Albrecht. “The Kenall Protective Services Training Center represents legacy support for the future of our men and women serving in the front lines of our community.”

Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the challenging needs of students, employers and communities.

Kenall Manufacturing was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1963 and has built a reputation for durable lighting solutions of superior quality and exceptional value. Today, the ISO 9001-certified company focuses on the transportation, high-abuse, correctional, healthcare, sealed enclosure and food processing markets. Kenall luminaires are designed and manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy American Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement. For additional information, visit www.kenall.com.


Joe Whiten, Gateway law enforcement training director; Bryan Albrecht, Gateway president and CEO; Jim Hawkins, CEO and owner of Kenall Manufacturing; Bill Duncan, Gateway Board of Trustees chairman; Randy Hernandez, Kenall executive vice president of operations; Terry Simmons, Gateway dean of service occupations.  
Jim Hawkins (Gateway board of trustees sitting)


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