Local Wisconsin Tooling Component Company Partners with Not-for-Profit for Benefit of Former Team Member

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Tooling Component and Weld Fixture Company, Rentapen Inc. of Waukesha, WI, assists family in need.

Jeremy and his family

“I really appreciate the help I am getting from Rentapen, family and friends. Being disabled and broke is extremely difficult and it is nice to know that people and businesses care,” said Jeremy Dickinson.

Jeremy Dickinson (39) used to be involved in all areas of production for Rentapen’s fast growing RAPid Tooling Components™ line. Running the laser to cut steel shims, hiring and managing help, working closely with the CNC operator as they created Rentapen’s modular weld fixture tooling components.

Dickinson left Rentapen in the spring of 2012 and began attending school full-time seeking a degree in Physical Therapy. A personal trainer and avid weight lifter, Dickinson was interested in helping others be physically fit.

Then, he began to have physical problems himself, and he began losing strength and endurance. In the fall of 2012 he learned that he probably has Mitochondrial Disease. This is called the invisible disease because it is hard to detect even as the symptoms become more severe.

In a matter of months, Dickinson has lost the ability to exercise; he uses a walker to cross the room, and a wheelchair to get to the car. He has lost his ability to attend school, work to provide his family, play with his 10 year old daughter, bathe, dress, and drive.

“When we heard about the rapid decline in ability of Jeremy and how his inability to work or attend school has stopped all his means of support for him and his family, we wanted to help,” said Susan Straley, President of Rentapen

In May, Rentapen Inc teamed up with FundCrowd Benefits in order to plan a number of events to help raise funds for Dickinson in order to help with expenses of medical costs and medical needs. The first of three events is a 9 Pin No Tap Bowling Tournament at Sunset Bowl in Waukesha, WI starting at 2:00pm. Rentapen’s website makes it easy to donate to the Supporting Jeremy Fund. You can mail a check or use Paypal or attend any event that is scheduled.

“I really appreciate the help I am getting from Rentapen, family and friends. Being disabled and broke is extremely difficult and it is nice to know that people and businesses care,” said Jeremy Dickinson.

Rentapen Inc. the Weld Fixture Specialists located in Waukesha, WI. Is co-sponsoring the events. Rentapen designs and builds tooling that helps manufacturers save time in the design and build of their welding fixtures and tooling.

Rentapen is home of RAPid Tooling Components™ also known as “RTC”. Rentapen Inc., created the RTC product line in response to their customers’ need for dramatic reduction in the overall design, set-up, and build costs of weld tooling fixtures. RTC reduce the design cost of a weld fixture by eliminating the need to design, detail and check similar parts over and over again. While at Rentapen Inc., Dickinson was heavily involved in the production of these modular components.

RAPid Blocks™ are standard yet versatile parts that are used with locating pins, rest pads, jig feet, and other parts in a weld fixture. RAPid Blocks™ can be ordered with different hole configurations such as tapped holes, drilled and counter bored holes, press fit dowels, or slip fit dowels.

RAPid Shims™ are thin sheets of metal cut to size and used to finely adjust the location of parts in a weld fixture. Rentapen offers steel shims, stainless steel shims, NAAMS shim shapes, Die sharpening shims, Adjustment shims, Reid Tool Supply shim shapes, Douglas shim shapes, and custom shapes and size shims.

For more information about the events or how to donate you can contact Nicole Thies at Rentapen Inc (262) 542-8891 or you can find the event on Facebook. Visit http://www.rentapen.com for more information about the products and services that they offer.

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