For Immediate Release
September 17, 2012
CONTACT: Jeff Lage, 661-294-6135
27940 Beale Court
Valencia, CA 91355
B&B Manufacturing Sponsors Hart District Robotics Team
VALENCIA, CA—B&B Manufacturing, a world-class provider of manufacturing solutions to the aerospace, military and automotive industries, recently sponsored the Hart District Robotics team. As a proud co-sponsor, B&B provided both financial and material assistance.“B&B’s sponsorship of Team 691 has helped us tremendously,” said Matthew Smalley, Student President of Hart District Robotics. “B&B supplied many of the materials for our robot at no cost to team 691. This enabled us to develop, and complete our design both on time and in budget. In addition to materials, B&B gave several of our team members a very inspirational tour, showing us how a real-life manufacturing facility works, and the high-tech jobs that programs like ours lead to.”
Asked about the Southern California Manufacturing Group, Smalley replied, “B&B helped our team significantly as well by introducing us to the SCMG, whose generous and timely sponsorship gave us significant funds,which we could spend quickly, letting us order quality parts with enough time for them to arrive and be fully incorporated into the robot. These sponsorships make programs like ours possible, and help introduce students throughout our valley to science, technology, engineering, and the future they can have with high-tech companies like B&B Manufacturing.”
Hart District Robotics is the first robotics team made up of students from Hart High School, Academy of the Canyons, and West Ranch High School--all located in the Santa Clarita Valley. Originally founded in 2000 at Hart High School, the Hart team has expanded to a district-wide program that is open to all high school students in the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Hart Robotics seeks to promote education in science and technology through an exciting, student-led, mentor-guided, high school robotics team. The program emphasizes teamwork, self confidence, gracious professionalism and leadership. It demonstrates the value of individual diversity, combined creativity, and positive achievements both in the program and society in general.
“Both B&B Manufacturing and SCMG place a high value on working with education to promote manufacturing in the USA,” said B&B President Jeff Lage. “We need to ensure that we continue to drive interest, education and talent to keep manufacturing alive in the USA.”
In 2011, the first Hart Robotics Competition was held at the Long Beach and San Jose Regional tournaments.
B&B Manufacturing is a leading provider of machined components, sub-assemblies and contract manufacturing services, serving Aerospace, Semi-Conductor, Automotive Racing, and General Aviation markets. B&B employs over 210 people in the Valencia, CA facility just 35 miles north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5.
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