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Gateway Technical College Elkhorn Campus CNC Lab and Manufacturing Center Set to Open January 22, 2016

Michael Reader

With just a bit over a month to welcome in students and instructors for the next semester, Gateway Technical College’s (GTC) new CNC Lab and Manufacturing Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin is buzzing with energy and excitement. Construction is coming to an end, equipment continues to arrive, and instructors are reinforcing their own knowledge by familiarizing themselves with the new equipment and software.

Rich Shouse, CNC Technology Instructor, spent a week in October at a PartMaker Training Workshop focusing on programming Swiss CNC machines. Shouse explains, “Learning this computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system was a very easy transition for me, considering what I have used in the past. I have already programmed, set-up and ran ten jobs through our shop using PartMaker. Personally, I feel it is the strongest CAM system that I have ever used.”

Precision Plus Welcomes Three New Members to the Team

Michael Reader

Welcome to Lucy Mulderink, Melinda Jaworski and Dawn Tibbitts to the Precision Plus Team in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

Lucy joined our team in May. In her position as a Setup/Repair Machinist, she is responsible for the setup, process validation of programs and repair on the Miyano platform.

Both Melinda and Dawn joined us this week. Their training will begin in the classroom, where Barry Butters, Director of Education and Training will bring them up to speed with the Precision Plus Operation.

After the initial training in the classroom, Melisa will begin her training on the Tornos platform with Matt Fryar.  Melinda Jaworski resides with her family in Delavan.  She comes with some machining experience from MicroPrecision and Bliss Machining.

Dawn Tibbitts also resides in Delavan with her family. She comes with some CAM experience from Iseli and Medplast.  Once she completes her in class training, Dawn will begin her training on the Tornos platform with Curt Hibl on second shift.

Glad to have you on the Precision Plus Team!

HollenWolff Follow Up

Michael Reader

Wisconsin’s own HollenWoff, the high-end bearing-lock cuff link designer, has once again been featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in this article by Kathleen Gallagher published on January 3, 2013. Precision Plus is mentioned therein as having partnered up with HollenWolff to manufacture the luxurious cuff links.

HollenWolff and its story was first featured on our blog in August of 2012.