Bay Tek Games/MCL Industries Supports New Outdoor Facility
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay supporters Bay Tek Games/MCL Industries, has made a leadership gift of $300,000 to support the outdoor facility campaign. This donation will help elevate both Division I men's and women's soccer and softball programs and will enhance student intramural opportunities. Formal recognition of their gift will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, when the men's basketball team hosts its final home game of the season against Detroit Mercy at 2 p.m. at the Resch Center.
Larry Treankler and his family owns both Bay Tek Games and MCL Industries as part of a consortium of companies called The Village of Companies. They have supported the Phoenix Fund since 2005 in a variety of ways, including scholarship investments, sponsorship of events and outings and as Hall of Fame members of the Phoenix Fund.
“We are excited that the university, the student body, our community and most importantly our student-athletes are soon going to be able to enjoy the new outdoor facilities. We are all blessed to have this wonderful university in our community and equally as blessed to have it provide Division 1 athletics for our young men and women. We will continue to support athletic and non-athletic activities and we invite others to join us,” said Treankler.
“We are honored to have the Bay Tek and MCL names associated with our facility project. Larry, his family and his team at Bay Tek and MCL have been incredible supporters of Green Bay Athletics not only through their generosity to the Phoenix Fund throughout the years, but also through countless initiatives that support our 247 student-athletes. He and wife Kathy and his leadership teams are true community visionaries and we are lucky to have them as members of our Phoenix family,” said Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie. “They are passionate about leadership and the development of young people and they help us strive towards our goal of changing lives and building leaders.”
The new soccer facility is part of a $4.9 million project that will include a state of the art soccer stadium, featuring a turf field, plaza, lights, permanent bleachers, and a restroom and concession building, along with a significant renovation to the softball field to include a permanent press box and bleachers, restrooms, cosmetic upgrades and walkway for easier fan accessibility. The project will also feature new technology infrastructure in order to stream soccer and softball games on ESPN3, which will provide national coverage for the university.
About BayTek and MCL
Bay Tek Games was founded in 1977 and is a family owned and operated business that is driven to provide fun and profit through innovative coin-operated games. Headquartered in the heart of the Midwest, Pulaski, Wisconsin is home to Bay Tek Games. The rural community in Northeast Wisconsin populates over 3,500 citizens where hard work, fun, and simplicity meet. The employees share one vision of becoming the best in the world at developing and manufacturing coin-operated games.
MCL is a full-service electrical and mechanical design manufacturer that supports OEMs. The company was founded in 1979 by Carl Treankler, his father (Mel), mother (Mary Ann) and brother (Larry) in the basement of their family home. They harness the power of process and originality to engineer custom solutions for world-leading, heavy duty vehicle and equipment manufacturers. From low-mix, high-volume assemblies to highly customized, quick-turn prototypes and everything in between, MCL offers integrated options that help their customers.
Both Bay Tek and MCL are part of “The Village” which includes nine companies with common ownership. MCL Industries, Bay Tek Games, LMG, NP DG, Green Bay Blizzard, Northwinds Adventures, MFS, FYX and Zymo are all in The Village of Companies.
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