The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is pleased to announce the formation of the Al Wurz Scholarship Fund. This fund was made possible from generous contributions totaling $176,621 from Jane, Ron and Dave Wurz, his loving family.
The Al Wurz Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student studying at universities and colleges in the United States in the targeted programs of industrial engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering and/or civil and structural engineering with a focus on material handling, logistics and supply chain.
Wurz, who passed away on April 26, 2022, is the founder of Accu-Sort Systems, Inc. and is widely considered a pioneer in the barcode scanning industry. Al’s vision and his company’s products helped meet the demand for ever-increasing throughput in the material handling industry. Wurz served on the MHI Board of Governors and was a Lifetime Director of the Material Handling Education Foundation.
If you would like to donate to the Al Wurz Scholarship Fund, please visit www.mhi.org/mhefi/donors, click on the “Donate” button, and add a special instruction: “For the Al Wurz Fund.” The Foundation also accepts checks made payable to MHEFI and mailed to 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217. Please make a note on the check that the funds are “For the Al Wurz Fund.”