Contractor donates time and facilities to fabricate memorial.

Bassett Mechanical employees bend a large piece of sheet metal that will become part of a Green Bay, Wis., memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
KAUKAUNA, Wis. - A group of Bassett Mechanical employees are making a stainless steel replica of the World Trade Center for a memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks.

The memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be located at Veterans Parkway on Dousman Street in Green Bay, Wis.

"Bassett Mechanical is honored to contribute to the WTC 9/11 project because it is a beautiful and enduring way to memorialize the victims of the September 11 attacks," said President Bill Bassett. "I am proud of the initiative our employees took in donating their time and expertise to a project that pays tribute to the ultimate heroes."

Using stainless steel donated by Kaukauna, Wis.-based Bassett, employees are volunteering their time to fabricate the pieces, and will donate 100 work hours to the cause. Bassett Mechanical is also donating the use of its facilities.

The lighted memorial, which will consist of two 30-foot-tall stainless steel towers on a 15-foot-wide by 4-foot-high pentagon-shaped granite base, will be engraved with the names of the 3,030 victims who died when two planes crashed into the New York City landmark. It will include a 35-inch-long piece of debris from the site, and will be surrounded by a 5-foot-wide walkway.

The project was spearheaded by the WTC 9/11 Memorial Committee, a group of Wisconsin residents who wanted to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks. The committee is working to have a memorial located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.