Community

It’s simple: Ahaus believes in the greater Richmond area. We believe that the places where our team members live should be vibrant communities, and we want to support efforts that promote creativity, teamwork, innovation, and education.

Ahaus’s nationally recognized apprenticeship program is a highlight of the company’s connections to the educational community. Past President and current Chairman of the Board Rick Ahaus continues his work in education through Every Child Can Read, the Third Grade Reading Academy, and K-Ready literacy programs. Current President Kevin Ahaus has devoted countless hours to manufacturing education and higher education through Ivy Tech Community College, where he currently serves as the statewide Foundation Chairman. Vice President Jeff Sheridan is the current chair of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County. Ahaus sponsored three youth robotics teams in 2016, as an effort to encourage teamwork, creative problem solving, and STEM skills for young people in our region. Other team members are board members and volunteers in local schools and various other not-for-profit organizations, including the United Way, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and Richmond Civic Theatre.

We also provide financial support and remain active in local business organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and Ivy Tech Community College. Ivy Tech recognized our generous donation by naming its Machine Tool Lab after Ahaus Tool and Engineering.

To honor all of our customers who have battled cancer or have watched as a loved one battled the disease, we make an annual donation to the Indiana University Cancer Research Center. The center’s mission is to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of cancer throughout Indiana and the world with patient-centered care, acceleration of promising science and collaborative educational programs.

“We must capitalize on our ability to offer more than a machine, fixture or crimp die. Our goal is to provide the complete package . . . concept, documentation, engineering, equipment, service and customer support to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Rick Ahaus
Chairman of the Board | Ahaus Tool and Engineering