education

Ashley Furniture donates $144K to school robotics programs

ARCADIA, Wis. — Ashley Furniture Industries awarded more than $144,000 to enhance robotics education at local schools located near Ashley’s advanced manufacturing facilities throughout the country. Funds were awarded to schools based on their overall strategy for incorporating robotics into the K-12 classroom curriculum or extra-curricular competition programs. 

Stiles Machinery hosts in-person seminar

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Woodworking machinery distributor Stiles Machinery is hosting an in-person technology and networking event. This year’s Manufacturing Solutions Seminar, the first in-person event since 2019, will be held Nov. 9-11 at Stiles’ High Point, North Carolina, showroom. The event will feature a series of presentations and demonstrations from a variety of industry experts.

Teaching teens manufacturing technology

Looking into Candor Central High School’s technology education shop now, you wouldn’t believe that 15 years ago it held only an old manual lathe to serve all of its tech students.  Stephen Lindridge, the instructor for the general high school technology programs, has worked tirelessly to outfit his students with the best equipment available.