BUILDING KIDS! BUILDING COMMUNITY! BUILDING A LEGACy!
A PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND JR AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
We would like to say "Thank you" to all of our sponsors for everything you do. Without you none of this would be able to occur.
JR AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
JR Automation is our main sponsor and is a company that started in 1980. There are over 650 employees and they are located in 8 different sites throughout the country, with the majority being in Michigan. They are a leading equipment designer, integrator, and manufacturer throughout the world. We have been sponsored since 2005 by JR.
LAKESHORE CUTTING SOLUTIONS
Egemin Automation is a company that started in 1947. They are a material handling, increase internal transport, automated warehouse. The company is located in Holland, Michigan.
Holland BPW is a company that 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.
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 world wide.
KOOP AND BURR
Koop & Burr is a local insurance company that has sponsored us since 2008. They opened in 2003 and provide the community with a superb range of insurance services to meet every need.
Lakeshore Cutting Solutions is a company that does 3D design and engineering, laser cutting, waterjet cutting, saw cutting, shearing, forming, rolling, machining, and assembly.
They opened in 2006 and are located in Zeeland, Michigan.
RUTHERFORD ROUTE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Rutherford is a software company that started in 1986. They have around 50 employees and are a new sponsor as of 2016. They are located in Holland, Michigan.
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.
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.
SCHUPAN & SONS INC.
Schupan is a company that started in 1968 and is a metal distribution, manufacturing, metal recycling, and beverage recycling service. They provide raw materials to JR to help us.
They are also one of West Michigan's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For".
EASI ENGINEERED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
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.
WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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.
TRIC TOOL LTD
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.
Rapid Rooter Plumbing
Rapid Rooter Plumbing was founded in 1960 by a family from West Michigan who saw the need for a quality, full service plumbing company that could facilitate the plumbing needs of both residential and commercial clients.
They are located in Muskegon, Michigan and proudly serves 6 counties in West Michigan. They are a new sponsor for our team in 2017.