CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — Grain Craft recently partnered with Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry to provide a new paved walkway for the students. The walkway connects the students from the IGP Institute to the Hal Ross Flour Mill.

Previously the path that the students traveled daily was made of gravel. The new paved walkway will offer a clean, safe and revitalized way to travel between the buildings.

Grain Craft new pathway sign

Grain Craft said it is a longtime supporter of K.S.U. athletics and the K.S.U. milling science program within the grain science department. The company works closely with the university through internship opportunities, research projects and continuing education.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of supporting our industry’s future leaders,” said Jeff Zierenberg, vice-president of human resources at Grain Craft. “Grain Craft is honored to provide this upgraded path, which we hope will make the students’ time on campus and changing of classes even more enjoyable. In addition, we hope it will provide a safer experience with increased traction and reduced likelihood of falls.”

K.S.U. and Grain Craft celebrated the path’s completion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 25. During the ceremony representatives from the university and Grain Craft discussed the strength of the longtime partnership and the exciting future ahead for the milling science program and grain science department.