By Kalinowski, Tim on February 10, 2020.
The University of Lethbridge welcomed the donation of a massive black walnut and stainless steel boardroom table from locally-based Millwork Innovations 3 during a special media event on Friday.
The entire table weighs around a tonne and has two stainless-steel legs, each weighing around 300 kilograms, and is an accent feature of the U of L Science Commons 9th floor floating meeting room.
“Each leg was craned up from the atrium below,” explained Willy Reger, president of MI3. “The top is black walnut with a clear finish and solid-wood nosing all around, with the stainless-steel legs protruding through the top.”
Reger said it was his company’s way of giving back to the U of L after enjoying a great partnership with the institution for many years.
“We do a lot of work with the university and we have built a fantastic relationship over the years,” said Reger. “For us, it’s important to say thank you for the relationship we have had and will continue to have in the future.”
The U of L also values its ongoing partnership with MI3, said university spokesperson Jackie Rice, associate dean for the Faculty of Arts and Science, and was thankful for the one-of-a-kind donation.
“The fact they have contributed to the building, and are so invested in what we’re doing here at the University of Lethbridge campus- they wanted to give back. That, to me, is really special.”
The table was funded and created in partnership between MI3, Wayne’s Metal Ventures and Calgary-based Hardwood Specialty Products.