LOGANSPORT, IN – On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Center Career Center in Logansport was presented with a $11,000 grant check from the Gene Haas Foundation. Mr. Veger submitted the grant application and Century Career Center’s precision machine trades program was selected. The check was presented by the local Haas Factory Outlet Sale Engineer, Coby Smith.
The grant from the Gene Haas Foundation will be used for credentialing the precision machining students in MSSC and National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS); for sponsoring students in the INTMA and SKILLS USA competitions; and awarding scholarships for students to continue on in post-secondary, precision machining and CNC manufacturing coursework in both credit and credential programs.
The Gene Foundation was created in 1999 by Gene Haas, Founder and President of Haas Automation, Inc. and reflects Haas’ commitment to the manufacturing industry in the USA and manufacturing education. This year alone the Gene Haas Foundation has granted over $9 million dollars to manufacturing education in the form of scholarships, inspiring young people to explore manufacturing as a career.
Gene Haas, is the founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading manufacturer of CNC machine tools. Haas started his company in 1983, which today has grown to become a billion dollar revenue generating company that designs, engineers and builds some of the industry’s most popular machining centers and turning centers. All Haas CNC machine tools and rotary products are manufactured within the one-million-square-foot facility in Oxnard, California, and distributed through a worldwide network of more than 170 Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs).
Also extending congratulations to the Century Career Center are Jay Duerr (President), Bill Holt (Operations Manager), and Pat Klein (VP of Sales) of LMC Workholding. LMC Workholding has the largest inventory of Haas CNC machine tools in use in Logansport, Indiana.