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Lenze Americas Hosts STEM Career Day for Local Students
Lenze Americas Posted 02/15/2019
Event co-sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation
UXBRIDGE, MA– Lenze Americas, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, welcomed students from local middle schools on Thursday, February 7, 2019 to its North American headquarters in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. This event was co-sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (BVEF) and enabled students to explore possible STEM career paths in manufacturing.
“We enjoyed opening our doors to the young people in our community to provide a glimpse of what a career in manufacturing and engineering looks like today. It was a pleasure hosting the local students and educating them on the important role our industry plays in our economic future. Some members of this group will be our future engineers, so we were happy to have them join us to participate in exciting learning activities, talk with current staff engineers, and tour our manufacturing facility,” said Floyd Spencer, sales and technical training manager, Lenze Americas. “We received nothing but positive feedback from teachers and students, and look forward to working with BVEF to host similar educational events in the future.”
Students toured Lenze Americas production floor and were introduced to Lenze Americas as a local manufacturer with global reach. Lenze Americas staff and management also talked about the various career opportunities for engineers within the organization’s business functions. Seasoned and new engineering professionals provided insights into potential career paths while sharing what attracted them to engineering and the manufacturing field.
About Lenze Americas
Lenze is a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology. As a global specialist in Motion Centric Automation, we offer our customers products, drive solutions, complete automation systems, engineering services and tools from a single source. We are a leading provider of automation solutions to the packaging industry, and our other focus industries include automotive, material handling and logistics, robotics, and commercial pumps/fans. With a global network of engineers, sales representatives, and manufacturing facilities, Lenze is well-positioned to meet the motion control needs of customers worldwide. Lenze Americas, the American subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, with an assembly and logistics center in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Corporate global headquarters are in Hamelin, Germany. Visit www.Lenze.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube for more information.
About Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (BVEF)
The BVEF provides programs and services for school districts throughout the Blackstone Valley area – enabling local schools to bond together with the Foundation to leverage community support that enhances efforts to connect current learning with future career paths for students. BVEF provides professional development for teachers and school counselors, as well as innovative career-connection programs that assist students in the development of 21st century skills – connecting the classroom with local businesses and the community. Businesses collaborate with the BVEF to help develop future workforce needs resources.