Morris Industries Launches Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund for Children of UAW Local 862

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The fund is named in honor of Lewis Sexton, former president of UAW Local 862.

“Lewis Sexton faithfully serves the members and families of UAW Local 862 with integrity, fierce advocacy and resourcefulness,” says Nate Morris, CEO of Rubicon Global.

Morris Industries is pleased to announce the launch of the Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund. The fund is named in honor of Lewis Sexton, former president of UAW Local 862 and the grandfather of Nate Morris, founder and chairman of Morris Industries. In partnership with the Blue Grass Community Foundation, the fund will provide three $5,000 college scholarships to children of UAW Local 862 members or retirees.

“Lewis Sexton faithfully serves the members and families of UAW Local 862 with integrity, fierce advocacy and resourcefulness,” says Morris, who is the co-founder and CEO of Rubicon Global, the worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions.

Sexton has been an influential union and labor voice in the commonwealth of Kentucky for more than six decades. He has been recognized nationally for his efforts and work on behalf of organized labor.

While serving in the U.S. Army as a tank commander, Sexton started his career at the Ford Motor Company on South Western Parkway in Louisville, Kentucky. He soon realized his interest in serving the members of UAW Local 862. In 1965, he was elected to serve as the group’s bargaining committeeman. In 1971, Lewis became the first committeeman to be elected president and building chairman of UAW Local 862, serving in that capacity for 10 years.

Sexton was a delegate to the UAW National Constitutional Convention from 1966 to 2010. Following his retirement, he was elected by the retired members to represent them on the UAW Local 862 Executive Board. He currently represents 5,000 retirees and surviving spouses.

In addition to his service at UAW Local 862, Sexton has supported the Fraternal Order of Police and served as a Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff. He has also worked with several charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, Kosair Charities, United Way of Kentucky and Adopt A Child.

Morris is proud to continue his grandfather’s legacy through the Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund, which will further the education of children in his home state of Kentucky. Applications for 2016 are due April 20, 2016. To apply or learn more, please visit http://morrisindustries.com/lewissexton/.

About Morris Industries: Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., Morris Industries is a private holding company focused on disrupting legacy industries. Morris Industries is not a private equity fund, but rather is committed to long-term growth and value to its investors and employees.

Morris Industries works to identify disruptive and sustainable companies with unrealized growth potential where current ownership desires an exit strategy, requires capital or needs an experienced management team to continue its growth. Learn more at http://www.morrisindustries.com.

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