Meyer Tool's donation to CMI supports students in the Mechatronics program

OCTOBER 31, 2016

Meyer Tool's donation to CMI supports students in the Mechatronics program



Left to Right:   Dr. Keith Miller, President, Greenville Technical College; Les Gardner, Director of Development, Greenville Tech Foundation; Laura Gordon, Operations Manager, Meyer Tool; Chris Urban, General Manager, Meyer Tool; David Clayton, Executive Director, CMI


Meyer Tool has donated equipment to the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) that will provide tools for teaching students in the Mechatronics program. The Renishaw Equator Production Coordinate Measuring Machine is valued at $25,000.

The Center for Manufacturing Innovation, now open at 575 Millennium Boulevard adjacent to CU-ICAR, is designed to close the skills gap that has hampered growth in manufacturing, an economic powerhouse for the Upstate. This one-stop-shop for manufacturing industries offers a unique environment for educating the manufacturing workforce of the future as it showcases the careers and technology in this sector, attracting younger students and career changers to rewarding professions.

"We are grateful to Meyer Tool for seeing value in the Center for Manufacturing Innovation as a way to attract people to promising careers in advanced manufacturing while delivering the skills that industry needs now," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "Donations such as this one assure that we have the best tools for teaching so that our graduates will fill the hiring requirements of Upstate manufacturers."

"We want to invest in the future of Greenville and its people," said Chris Urban, general manager of Meyer Tool. "Our company is engaged in the front end of developing technology, and we see the CMI as meeting our employment needs down the road."