Sponsors

We are grateful to our Stryke Force sponsors who have helped us make an impact on our students every year. The organizations listed below provide generous financial support, materials and services to make our program possible.

4-H

The 4-H program teaches and trains both urban and rural kids in a variety of subjects. Our missions align to help youth and improve the world around them. They encourage Stryke Force students to develop their leadership and give back to the community.

Allegra

A full service marketing and print communications company based in Portage, Allegra supports Stryke Force by providing quick and quality printing and friendly, helpful marketing advice since 2014.

CSM

For over 40 years CSM has delivered innovative, industry-leading projects nationwide for Fortune 100 and 500 clients. They provide tailored solutions to clients, which include project planning and estimating, building information modeling, and safety management. Stryke Force welcomes the generous support of CSM, a new 2023 sponsor.

EFE

The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency has been a multi-faceted supporter of Stryke Force since 2013. Stryke Force partners with KRESA and Education for Employment (EFE) to encourage STEM and education locally. The EFE mission is to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Careers

Humphrey

Recognized as a leading producer of pneumatic products, Humphrey started supporting Stryke Force in the fall of 2018. As a company, they are committed to encouraging education and workforce development in order to create a stronger community.

Kalamazoo Water Jet

One of our longest partnerships, Kalamazoo Waterjet uses abrasive waterjet machines to cut virtually any material or thickness into intricate, precise products. They’ve generously provided a large variety of quality resources to Stryke Force since 2012.

Kreis Enderle

Serving southwest Michigan for 50 years, Kreis Enderle offers a range of legal services, including business law, estate planning, family law, litigation, and real estate law. Through their “Kreis Enderle Gives Back” program, Kreis Enderle continues to show their dedication and commitment to Stryke Force and the community.

Merrill Mead Group

With the global resources of Merrill, we’ll place you at the center of the wealth management process as we work together to design a goals-based financial approach to help you reach the goals that matter most to you. We appreciate Merrill Lynch's generous support since 2017.

Metronet

Specializing in data, voice, and internet solutions, we are grateful for their gracious sponsorship to Stryke Force since 2013, a long term major sponsor. Much like our team, their goal is to connect the community.

Midwest

Midwest Tool and Cutlery Company (Midwest) began manufacturing metal cutting snips and related hand tools in Sturgis, Michigan in 1945. Today, Midwest is a privately held Michigan corporation that operates manufacturing facilities in Sturgis, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Kalkaska, MI; and Caledonia, OH.

Old National Bank

A partner since 2017, Old National is our preferred bank and Stryke Force appreciates the donation of both financial support and business expertise to help advise the development our team.

Parma Tube

Parma Tube Corporation has specialized in brazing, flaring, and bending of tube assemblies for 60 years, serving large manufacturers of diesel engines, construction and agricultural equipment, air compressors, and other industrial equipment. They are quality certified by Fortune 500 companies and major defense contractors. Parma Tube is a new sponsor of Stryke Force in 2023.

Schupan

Schupan specializes in metal distribution and recycling for businesses in Kalamazoo as well as recycling electronics. Their goal is to mentor and encourage growth in students in the area, a goal Stryke Force shares. Schupan has been a sponsor of Stryke Force since 2015.

Stryker

Stryker is a Fortune 500 medical technology company headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The company has sponsored Stryke Force and mentored the teams since 2010. Stryker is proud to support STEAM education in greater Kalamazoo and other communities where their employees live and work.

The Thrifty Bot

The Thrifty Bot exists to provide lower cost, commonly used parts to FIRST Robotics teams. Our goal is to help address the sustainability issues of FRC by providing affordable parts to teams. All parts are checked for quality to ensure that bad bearings, hex collars & any future parts are not shipped to teams. We welcome The Thrifty Bot as a sponsor in 2022!

Transcendent Technologies

Transcendent Technologies is a boutique design and engineering firm specializing in multidisciplinary problems and systems. Stryke Force welcomed they as a new sponsor in 2024.

Tru North Capital

TruNorth Capital Management offers a comprehensive wealth management solution for clients seeking an alternative to the high cost structure of traditional wealth managers. They provide full scope services ranging from investment management, cash flow planning, estate planning, and overall advice on a wide range of financial planning topics. In 2023 Stryke Force welcomed TruNorth Capital as a sponsor.

W.E. Slitt

W.E. Slitt & Sheet Company is a component of the supply chain supporting the manufacture and distribution of vital food, beverages and household health and safety products. With over 100 years of collective management experience in the paperboard industry, W.E. Slitt & Sheet Company is dedicated to providing a quality product when the customer needs it. Welcome to the Stryke Force family in 2022.