William F. Daily and Robert R. Ollmann were partners in Hamilton Form for over 40 years, from 1972 until Robert’s death in December of 2013. In 1983 they became the sole partners of Hamilton Form through a buyout of the partnership group that acquired the company in 1971.William (Bill) Daily is a Purdue University Engineering graduate. He entered the precast industry by joining the Schokbeton Plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan starting off as an engineer he showed interest and capability in production and after a few years was promoted to Production Manager producing outstanding architectural precast. In 1973, he was named President of Hamilton Form and served in that position until January of 2017.   

Robert (Bob) Ollmann began his career as a CPA in Milwaukee for Haskins and Sells, moved to Basic Products/Froedert Malt Co. and after arriving in Minneapolis was President of Fleischman Malting Co. for 20 years. Bob was an astute businessman and investor in small businesses.  Bob served as Chairman of the Board of Hamilton Form from 1983 until his death in 2013.

The Hamilton Form Company and Precast Concrete Manufacturer’s Foundation (PCMf) honors Daily and Ollmann through the establishment of annual scholarships to support anyone who meets the eligibility requirements and wants to learn new skills needed in the precast industry.

Building Careers. Shaping Lives. Strengthening The Future Of Our Industry

Place.PCMf .LogoThe Precast Concrete Manufacturer’s Foundation (PCMf) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to provide financial assistance to those seeking training and education in the construction trades.

Construction is a growing industry and PCMf seeks to support career choices to ensure a qualified and stable workforce for precast manufacturers and their suppliers.

Precast concrete captures the vision by combining the creative with the functionality to build structures that matter. Being part of that is rewarding for many people who have taken the construction career path.

Hamilton Form Company - Daily and Ollmann Tuition Assistance Scholarship

AIMED AT ANYONE WHO IS PLANNING TO ATTEND A TECHNICAL SCHOOL OR APPROVED CRAFT TRAINING PROGRAM IN WELDING, COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING, ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION OR OTHER DISCIPLINE OF CONSTRUCTION.

Eligibility, Retention and Disbursement

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicants can be anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction, including a high school senior, military member, or postsecondary student.
  2. Applicant MUST desire a career in a construction-related industry.
  3. Applicant can be a full-time or part-time employee of a construction-related entity, student, or part-time student.
  4. Applicant MUST be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved accredited program. Approved programs include:

a) ABET accredited

b) ACCE (accredited or non-degree recognized)

c) COE accredited

d) ANSI accredited

e) IACET accredited

f) NCCER accredited

g) Registered Apprenticeship program (federal or state registered)

h) Other programs as approved by the Foundation

5. Applicant MUST pursue a qualification, certificate, or credential in a construction discipline or in construction-related studies/programs.

6. Applicant MUST be a U. S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e. must possess a “permanent resident” card).

REQUIREMENTS

  1. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all the following items are submitted with the application.

a) Letter of recommendation from instructor or employer (supervisor).

b) Proof of enrollment.

c) Completed application.

2. Incomplete application packages will NOT be considered.

AWARDS

    1. Scholarships are for a maximum of $2,000 per student per year, at $1,000 per training or education unit term. Scholarships may be renewable if certain criteria are met as outlined below.
    2. Applications will be reviewed, and recipients selected by the PCMf Trustees.
    3. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and award(s) will be announced on the PCMA website within 90 days of submission
    4. Checks will be sent directly to school financial aid office.
    5. To be considered for renewal of annual award installments, the scholarship recipient is required to provide an indication of continued enrollment and good standing (min. 2.5 GPA or equivalent). Grade transcripts and upcoming class schedules MUST be forwarded at the conclusion of each academic period. Recipients will not be reminded to provide this information; failure to do so will result in the non-renewal of the scholarship award.
    6. Recipients are encouraged to seek employment or internships at Hamilton Form or other PCMA member companies.