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Shelton Machinery Owner Helps Finance School Engineering Lab

Nick Shelton, owner of Shelton Machinery, was named benefactor for new engineering lab at Cathedral High School after making a significant donation.

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Shelton Family Engineering Lab

Rendering of the Shelton Family Engineering Lab

Nick Shelton, president and co-owner of Shelton Machinery, made a significant donation to help establish a new engineering lab at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. In its gratitude, the school officially named the new space the Shelton Family Engineering Lab after Shelton and his wife, Allison.

Shelton Machinery is a family-owned certified distributor of Mazak machine tools headquartered in Fishers, Indiana. The company serves metalworking shops in Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and western Missouri with total manufacturing solutions and comprehensive sales, service and support.

“Manufacturing is vital to our economy and we must have a skilled engineering workforce for our country to thrive. My wife and I are excited to partner with Cathedral to help educate its students and strengthen the backbone of manufacturing in the United States,” Shelton says.

The Shelton Family Engineering Lab at Cathedral will occupy 2,016 square feet of the school’s new 48,467-square-foot Innovation Center. The lab will support the Pre-Engineering I, II and III project-based courses. These courses survey a variety of engineering disciplines and will include projects in electrical engineering circuits, environmental engineering and natural resources; materials science engineering; advanced CAD techniques; and 3D printing. At the conclusion of major projects, students will make formal presentations on their outcomes.