NORFOLK, Neb. Tom Marick, of Productivity, Inc. in Omaha, (second from left) presents a $10,000 check on behalf of the Haas Foundation on to representatives of Northeast Community College to assist students in the institution’s Machining and Manufacturing Automation program.
Pictured (left-right) are Shanelle Grudzinski, dean of applied technology at Northeast, Marick, Steve Wagner, machining and manufacturing automation Instructor, and Brad Ranslem, associate dean of applied technology.
Haas Automation, Inc., is the largest tool manufacturer in the United States. Founded by entrepreneur Gene Haas, the company designs and manufactures precision machine tools and specialized accessory tooling, mostly computer numerically controlled (CNC), such as vertical machining centers and horizontal machining centers, lathes/turning centers, and rotary tables and indexers. The Northeast Machining and Manufacturing Automation Lab contains a number of Haas CNC machines.