Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and founders Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer donated a combined $20 million to Washington State University for the construction of a new building on its Pullman campus.

WSU announced the gift Monday at Schweitzer’s event center. According to WSU President Kirk Schulz, the university has long maintained a mutually beneficial relationship with the engineering company.

“We really appreciate the fantastic partnerships that we have together with SEL and Edmund and Beatriz,” Schulz said. “In turn, Schweitzer Engineering Labs has been able to hire many of WSU’s top graduates across all of our colleges, who have gone on to have fantastic careers with SEL in this particular community or in other SEL locations.”

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