Sustainable energy solutions at UW-Stout, The Schwinn family’s bicycle business

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UW-Stout installs its largest solar panel array as the school continues its efforts toward sustainable energy. Then, we talk to Richard Schwinn about the recent closure of Waterford Precision Cycles and the bike-building business.

Featured in this Show

  • Energy conservation project creates UW-Stout's largest solar array to-date

    UW-Stout is growing its solar infrastructure by installing hundreds of panels, its largest array to-date. We explore the university’s latest energy-efficient efforts. Plus, we learn more about sustainable solutions.

  • After closing his Waterford bicycle factory, Richard Schwinn reflects on his career and family’s legacy

    This summer, Richard Schwinn closed Waterford Precision Cycles after 30 years in business. Affordable Schwinn-branded bikes are still sold in big box stores, but the family lost the company in bankruptcy in the 1990s. Now retired, Richard Schwinn reflects on his family’s bike-building history.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Justin Utpadel Guest
  • Thomas Huberty Guest
  • Richard Schwinn Guest

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