TEAM 141




a PARTNERSHIP WITH West Ottawa Public Schools and many wonderful Sponsors

"Thank you" to all of our sponsors for everything you do.

Our sponsors power our success.



EASI is a company that started in 1989. "At EASI, we produce systems using cutting edge technologies applied with a large dose of automation experience."


The owner of the business is also a dedicated mentor on the team.

EASI has been sponsoring us since 2002.



JR Automation is a long-term sponsor and is a company that started in 1980.  They are a leading equipment designer, integrator, and manufacturer throughout the world. JR Automation provides intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions. We transform how the world's leading manufacturers make and distribute products.


JR has sponsored WOBOT since 2005.



Bradford is another of our sponsors and they are a company that started in 1924.


They are a packing supply company and they have 7 locations worldwide.


Bradford has supported WOBOT since 2005.





Best known as the pioneer of the electrochromic, automatic-dimming mirror industry, Gentex now specializes in technologies and processes that deliver high quality products to the automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries.


A visionary leader in the community, Gentex has sponsored WOBOT since 2017!



Koop & Burr is a local insurance company that opened in 2003. They provide the community with a superb range of insurance services to meet every need.


Koop & Burr has a long history with WOBOT and has supported the team since 2010.

GHSP and JSJ Foundation


GHSP is a leading global supplier of mechanical and electromechanical systems to the automotive, transportation, and appliance industry. GHSP was originally established in 1924 and has since expanded to locations all around the world.


JSJ Foundation are entrepreneurs at heart, with a diverse portfolio of businesses that provide engineered solutions for a wide range of global markets. As a global growth firm, they’re developing businesses by providing resources and investment for the long-term. They partner with innovative companies who work well with us, complement our expanding portfolio, and align with our values. Through investments in our people and community, we provide an opportunity to learn and grow and make an impact in the communities where we work.


GHSP is based in Grand Haven, Mi

GHSP and JSJ Foundation began sponsoring WOBOT in 2020



Holland BPW began in 1893 and has approximately 170 employees. They are the essential utility service provider of our community. Our partnership with BPW includes working to help our community become more energy efficient and aware of the important role that each of us plays in responsible use of resources. We worked with BPW to distribute the FIRST CREE LED light bulbs, putting the FIRST logo into over 14,000 homes.




Consumers Energy got its start in Jackson in 1886 and provides energy to 6.7 million Michiganders. With a workforce of 15,000, they provide more than 27,000 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and have 5,885 megawatts

of generating capacity.



Consumers Energy has sponsored WOBOT since 2017.

Industrial Control


Industrial Control has 45 Years of serving Michigan as a MINORITY OWNED PROVIDER OF FACTORY AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS, PRODUCTS AND TRAINING.  They are experts with Machine Vision, Robots, Safety, and other solutions.  Founder of the Advanced Manufacturing Expo since 2014.


Team WOBOT has promoted First Robotics for five years at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo, held in both Novi and Grand Rapids annually!


Industrial Control is in Zeeland, MI and has sponsored WOBOT since 2019.



Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets.



Woodward is a WOBOT sponsor since 2015.



OMT-VEYHL offers ergonomic office furniture and adjustable-height tables. Consistent with quality and quick production times, OMT-Veyhl has a high customer satisfaction rate with sustained loyalty to their products.



OMT-Veyhl has supported the team for two years.




Padnos has been a great sponsor to the team. They are a company that started in 1905. It is a full service recycling company that handles paper, plastics, metals and more. There are about 600 employees in Michigan and Indiana.




Tric Tool is a company started in 1994. They have one location in Holland and they donate tools and engineering expertise to us. In 2015, they donated a sheet metal hand brake to the team for building and in 2018 gifted us with a most excellent lathe.


Tric Tool has sponsored WOBOT since 2007.




Kaydon is a company that started in 1941. "We apply Kaydon infinite® engineering experience and expertise to solve the world's most demanding bearing challenges."  They provide bearings for our crab drive systems, when our robot requires it.




DeLeeuw Lumber is a local family-owned business that started in 1947. It was one of the first lumber yards in West Michigan to utilize fork lifts and roll-off bed delivery trucks. Still family owned, DeLeeuw meets the needs of customers in a changing building market.


DeLeeuw Lumber is a long-time sponsor of WOBOT.

H. H. Barnum


H.H. Barnum Company was founded in 1946 by Herb Barnum. At its inception, the company focused operations on process control valves and instrumentation. Ken Koza took on full ownership of the company following Mr. Barnum’s retirement in 1975. Koza and sons refocused business efforts from control valves and instrumentation to the distribution of factory automation systems across multiple industries. For over six decades they have been dedicated to innovation and quality.


H.H. Barnum is located in Comstock Park, MI, Brighton, MI, and Medina, OH.

H.H Barnum began sponsoring WOBOT in 2019.


Grand Rapids Machine Repair

Since 1979, Grand Rapids Machine Repair is a third generation, family owned and operated business.  The family’s close knit values and strong work ethics translate into honest dependable service. They offer a variety of services offered in rigging, machining and repairing departments. They're goal is to supply they're customers with quality workmanship.


Grand Rapids Machine Repair began sponsoring WOBOT in 2019.


Versatile Fabrication


Established in 1973, Versatile Fabrication is focused on providing sheet metal duct work for the local foundries and paper mill.  With laser cutting devices it   has let them to do prototype and production work.  In 1990, Versatile Fabrication purchased one of the first 5 axis lasers in Western Michigan.  Over the years Versatile Fabrication has continued investing in the company by adding the latest new equipment, employee training and certifications.  They have continued to evolve over the years but have always kept true to our outstanding customer service,  keeping our customers needs and requirements at the forefront of our business.


Versatile Fabrication is located in Muskegon Heights, MI.

Versatile Fabrication began sponsoring WOBOT in 2019.


Sytsma Consulting


Sytsma Consulting specialize in custom software projects to help run your business. Databases, web apps, mobile apps, and reporting apps are critical to your business success. They can create new apps or improve existing apps or reports.


They're ideal customer is one who either needs software to solve a problem or has software that needs to be improved to handle a business process.


Sytsma Consulting in located in Grandville, Mi.

Sytsma Consulting began sponsoring WOBOT in 2020.

White's Bridge Tooling


White's Bridge Tooling designs and builds specialty machines, fixtures, and automated solutions.


White’s Bridge Tooling offers they're customers a solution that will specifically meet their needs.  WBT'S goal is to meet they're customer’s requirements through team involvement and continuous improvement.  They are proud to be a Fanuc Robotics Authorized System Integrator!


White's Bridge Tooling is based in Lowell, Mi. They have machines operating throughout the U.S., and in China, France, Korea and Mexico.

White's Bridge Tooling began sponsoring WOBOT in 2020.

Schupan  Aluminum


Over 50 years of service; Schupan & Sons has grown from a 6-person scrap metal re-cycler to an over-500-employee metals and plastics business specializing in industrial and electronics recycling, fabrication and distribution, beverage container processing and materials trading.


Schupan Aluminum's company has 15 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois

They provide raw materials to JR to help us. Schupan Aluminum have been quoted as one of West Michigan's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For".

Schupan Aluminum has been sponsoring Wobot for many years.


Professional Fabrication


Professional Fabricating and Manufacturing has been serving customers with superior metal fabrication and manufacturing services for over 25 years.


With they're state-of-the-art technology along with a skilled staff; allows Professional Fabricating and Manufacturing to provide diverse capabilities from prototypes to large production runs of any size or complexity. Our advantage and deep understanding in the metal industry has been built over the years by investing in customers, equipment and technology.


Professional Fabricating and Manufacturing is located in Grand Rapids, Mi.

Professional Fabricating and Manufacturing began sponsoring WOBOT IN 2020.

Stone Plastics



Stone Plastics is a privately held, state of the art, injection molding and manufacturing company.  They can meet customers needs with a wide range from custom injection molding, 2-shot molding, inserting molding, pad printing, sonic welding and assembly services. They are uniquely vertically integrated with all services to handle our customer’s need for part feasibility, tool design/build management, equipment and automation design build, and in-house measurement of the finished part. They pride ourselves in quality every step of the way.


Stone Plastics are based in Zeeland,Mi

Stone Plastics began sponsoring WOBOT in 2020.

Custom Sheet Metal


Custom Sheet Metal's began sponsoring WOBOT in 2020


Address: 195 Manufacturers Dr # 2, Holland, MI 49424

Phone: (616) 786-4560



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MPD Welding


MPD Welding Grand Rapids Inc specializes in every type of welding service, including micro laser welding. If your mold, tool, pattern or die is worn, damaged or cracked you can bring it to they're shop for unmatched welding workmanship.


MPD Welding will fix your mold correctly so that it can continue to produce high-quality parts long into the future.


They are also a member of the American Welding Society.


MPD Welding is located in Wyoming, Mi

MPD Welding began sponsoring WOBOT in 2020.



Fastenal provides companies with the fasteners, tools, and supplies they need to manufacture products, build structures, protect personnel and maintain facilities and equipment.


Fastenal has sponsored WOBOT since 2016.



West Ottawa Public Schools provides us our most precious asset---great students and a state-of-the-art facility in which to work. We call it the Bot-Cave. School prepares us to be "College, career, and life ready." We have mentors who work at the school and many alumni have come back to help mentor the team or go on to start other teams.



TEAM 141


Holland, michigan

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