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Schools face a substitute teacher crisis. These districts are getting creative to fix it.

Stefanie Fernandez usually spends her work week in the finance office of Independent Stave, a company that manufactures oak barrels for bourbon and other spirits, headquartered in Lebanon, Missouri. But once every week or two since in December, Fernandez has trailed her son into his middle school when she drops him off for classes. She checks in at the office, collects a binder of “sub notes,” and reports to a classroom.

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Barrel Partnership

Originally posted by Cal Poly on the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Website and in the Fall 2020 issue of Vines to Wines.

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ISCO Launches Volunteer Firefighters’ Initiative

Independent Stave Company is proud to announce the launch of the ISC Volunteer Firefighter Initiative. This initiative supports fire departments who rely on volunteer firefighters within the communities where Independent Stave Company cooperage facilities, mills and sales offices are located.

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Cooperages 1912 and Boswell Family Donate $250,000 to new Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Center

Cooperages 1912 and the Boswell Family recently announced a $250,000 donation to Cal Poly’s new JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture.

“We have historically supported the education of Cal Poly students by donating barrels as well as consulting on barrel experiments with our Director of Research, David Llodra. The new winery will allow us to contribute to these future winemakers’ education on a much larger scale.” said Elizabeth Van Emst, general manager of Cooperages 1912.

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ISCO Supervisors & CEO Receive Patriot Award

ISCO Supervisors & CEO Receive Patriot AwardsOn Monday, February 4, 2019 three Independent Stave Company employees were honored to receive the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The presentation was held at Missouri Cooperage. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off …