NEKOOSA, WI – On July 16, 2013 General Engineering Company (GEC) celebrated with the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association (WTA) the Grand Opening ceremony on their brand new 280 acre International Olympic Trapshooting facility in the Town of Rome, Adams County, Wisconsin. GEC’s Grant & Funding/Economic Development Coordinator Jessica Fandrich proudly served as Master of Ceremonies for the event.
The WTA is a non-profit organization providing training, competition and recreation in Wisconsin for 114 years. Boasting 30 trap fields, this range is expected to attract welcomed tourism to the area.
GEC started their involvement with this project from the early stages of development, providing grant and funding services, and leading the project through community and economic development.
GEC’s work is continuing with the WTA to complete their future education and training center and RV Park. This facility is the first of its kind in Wisconsin and one of only three facilities like it in the country.
The WTA was presented at the event with grant checks from Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the National Rifle Association and Friends of the NRA. Other pledges and grants were also received from the Plum Creek Foundation, the Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative and the Amateur Trapshooting Association. Due to the outstanding support from WTA members, graciousness of the Town of Rome government officials and the wonderful people of the surrounding communities, this world class facility was made possible.