Kyle Townsend of Richmond, Illinois Awarded Paul S Jessup Scholarship from Jessup Manufacturing Company

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University Student Awarded Grant Based on Academic Excellence and Outstanding Essay.

Kyle Townsend of Richmond, IL awarded Paul S. Jessup Scholarship

“What really stood out in his essay was a genuine desire to improve the lives of people through medical research that could reduce the impact of future pandemics or prevent them altogether…that’s awesome," said Robert A. Jessup, President and CEO Jessup Manufacturing.

Jessup Manufacturing Company has announced that Kyle Townsend of Richmond, IL, will receive the annual Paul S. Jessup Scholarship, an unrestricted grant of $2,500 from Jessup to support their education.

“Kyle is a bright young man with an incredible future ahead of him,” said Robert A. Jessup, president and CEO Jessup Manufacturing. “What really stood out in his essay was a genuine desire to improve the lives of people through medical research that could reduce the impact of future pandemics or prevent them altogether…that’s awesome!”

Townsend will be a junior at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. His major is Medical Technology with a minor in Biology and intends to pursue a Masters in Bio Markers and Diagnostic Testing.

“First, I want to thank Jessup for the scholarship,” said Kyle Townsend. “I know the (pandemic) has been extremely destructive, but it has helped me discover a true passion and a new end goal: to help people recover and get healthy.”

Kyle is the son of Jessup’s Quality Assurance Manager Beth Townsend, and her husband Rick Townsend.

The Paul S. Jessup Scholarship recognizes academic achievement and dedication to making a difference in society. It was established in 2016 to honor the memory of the company’s founder during its 60th anniversary year of operation. The scholarship program is open to Jessup Manufacturing Company employees, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. The award is entirely unrestricted as to age, gender identity, race, religion, or political affiliation.

“We attribute our history of success to our culture of innovation and learning,” stated Rob Jessup. “That’s how we were able to evolve from making leather welts for baseball gloves to being a global manufacturer of adhesive-coated films for industrial and safety applications.”

ABOUT JESSUP MANUFACTURING

Founded in 1956, Jessup Manufacturing Company has grown into a global manufacturer of adhesive coated films. The company is recognized worldwide for its world-class service, support and product quality provided to a growing customer base that includes the national defense, healthcare workers and first responders, as well as the pharmaceutical, food processing, chemical, action sports, transportation sectors (aerospace, automotive, rail, marine), energy, architecture, construction, advertising and safety graphics media diversified manufacturing markets. Jessup was deemed an essential manufacturer and has remained open during the pandemic. Jessup is currently expanding its McHenry operations by 30,000 square feet and increasing its material coating capacity by almost double. The company is actively hiring. In additional to its griptape product line, Jessup’s global brands include Solve+Make™, Jessup’s service for making application-specific adhesive coated films; Safety Track® non-slip tapes and treads; Glo Brite® photoluminescent films and exit signs; Asphalt Art® and TexWalk® media for printed graphics. Visit jessupmfg.com for more company information.

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