Fort Wayne Metals commits to continue long-term relationship with USF

March 11, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – An ongoing relationship between Fort Wayne Metals and the University of Saint Francis was strengthened by Fort Wayne Metals’ recent major financial contribution to the campus renovation and expansion of the Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center.

Fort Wayne Metals’ commitment over the next five years emphasizes the long-term relationship between the business and the university. Fort Wayne Metals will operate a working laboratory in Achatz Hall and USF students are eligible to be part of internships with the company, giving students insight and experience in the professional realm and valuable work experience as they transition into their careers.

“We are extremely grateful to Fort Wayne Metals for its generous financial support and commitment to the University of Saint Francis and to our students,” USF President Sister M. Elise Kriss said. “We are honored to partner with this highly successful, international company to provide a strong presence on our campus.”

Fort Wayne Metals Chairman and CEO Scott Glaze looks forward to the company’s continued relationship with USF and its students.

“We are very happy to be able to strengthen our relationship with the University of Saint Francis,” Glaze said. “The laboratory in Achatz Hall will help to enhance our ability to evaluate the properties of our implant materials.”

The Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center expansion added 25,700 square feet onto the 46,000 square feet of renovated space. The renovation of the remainder of the building, as well as the finishing of beautification of the new St. Francis Chapel, is expected by the end of 2019.

For more information, please contact Dr. Matthew Smith, USF Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 260-399-7700, ext. 8105, or

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.