Smiths Machine Hosts Shelton State Machine Tool Students

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Smiths Machine employees Trinity Rich (second from right) and Josh Dodd (right) demonstrate equipment for students from Shelton State Community College.

A group of students from the Shelton State Machine Tool program recently had the opportunity to experience the inner workings of a state-of-the-art milling and turning department and tooling operation, when they visited Smiths Machine.

The students, who are learning their trade at Shelton State Community College, were given an extensive tour of the high-tech equipment at Smiths Machine as part of a program to expose them to the latest industry equipment and processes.

“Smiths Machine has long been committed to doing its part to encourage students and expose them to the equipment and manufacturing processes we use here every day. We realize just how important it is that we all do what we can to educate the next generation of machinists, and to give them a hand as they work toward the day when they can assume their place within our industry. We are pleased to partner with Shelton State in doing just that,” Ashley Powers of Smiths Machine said.

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Strkyer Moffat (second from left) and Isaac Wood (right) demonstrate the inner workings of a modern machine shop and manufacturing operation to students in the Machine Tool Program at Shelton State.