BUILDING KIDS! BUILDING COMMUNITY! BUILDING A LEGACy!
A PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND JR AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
"Thank you" to all of our sponsors for everything you do.
Our sponsors power our success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bradford has supported WOBOT since 2005.
Lakeshore Cutting Solutions has provided critical manufacturing support for the WOBOT for many years.
One of our long-standing sponsors, LCS provides us with fast service even when they can't possibly afford to give it! We are grateful for their help!
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.
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.
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.
Best known as the pioneer of the electrochromic, automatic-dimming mirrow 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 is a new sponsor to WOBOT!
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.
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.
Fastenal provides companies with the fasteners, tools, and supplies they need to manufacture products, build structures, protect personnel and maintain facilities and equipment.
Fastenal is a new WOBOT sponsor this year!
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.
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.
Primera Plastics provides quality components for the automotive, office furniture and consumers goods industries. Primera is a QS9000 and ISO/TS certified business able to handle your project from part print through production.
Primera Plastics is a long-time supporter of West Ottawa Public Schools and is a new WOBOT sponsor this year!
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.