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5/15/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Charlotte Schools Dedicate Bosch Rexroth Technology Center

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The Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center will provide hands-on experience to STEM students in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system dedicated a $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center at the Olympic Community of Schools in Southwest Charlotte, North Carolina. The opening of the new center took place April 12, the first day of NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Career Awareness Week. The new facility will support an Advanced Manufacturing Hub at the Olympic Community of Schools and provide OHS students with hands-on experience using manufacturing technologies. The center includes metalcutting and finishing technology including with lathes, milling machines, saws and grinders as well as metrology and quality control stations.

The 2,839-square-foot center was initiated by a founding grant of $80,000 by Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina) and the Bosch Community Fund, with additional time and resources supplied by Bosch Rexroth, the Olympic Foundation, CMS and other advanced manufacturing firms in the Greater Charlotte area.

Commenting on the need for the technology center, Bosch Rexroth Executive Vice President, Factory Automation, Erwin Wieckowski said, “Filling key technical positions in our factory here in Charlotte has never been harder. Our investment in the new Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center will help us to build the technically-skilled workforce that we need locally. That’s something that all of us in the manufacturing community can rally around.”

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