Local High School Robotics Team tours the Rox Factory March 12, 2019 10:44

We were pleased to welcome the Grand Rapids / GNK Robotics Team for a tour of the Rox Factory and demonstration of our full line of Mazak CNC machines.

This team has been making waves in the regional Robotics competitions and continues to grow year after year.

Rox is proud to support the team as a featured sponsor and we love to see kids getting an early exposure to the trades. This is an awesome group with an exciting future ahead of them.

The following is a recent update from Regional STEM Coordinator, Claire Peterlin, and a few photos from their weekend competition:

“One of the many cool parts of the FRC weekend is the judging categories. Professionals from industry and education walk around and review pits and talk to students about their robots and team experiences. I am SO excited to say this morning we were awarded the Safety Award and also our own Erik George was chosen as Safety Star of the Day!

We spent a whole week this season designated to Safe Work practices which included getting all of our kids First Aid/CPR certified and touring sponsor businesses to discuss Safety Values. You may not have realized it in the moment, but the values you shared with our students in our brief time together have now become personal and team values among our coaches and kids and they walk the talk! Thank you!”