Star Cutter Company is continuing its support of Alpena Community College’s manufacturing programs through increased monetary and equipment donations to the college. The donations will be supplied over two years, helping to bring state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, such as grinding machines and optical comparators, to the center for hands-on training opportunities.
“Manufacturing is core to the local economy, and we understand the importance of attracting talented young people into the skilled trades,” said Jeff Lawton, Star Cutter president, and COO. “Our relationship with Alpena Community College enables students to train on advanced equipment, preparing them to work for companies such as Star Cutter. To us, investing in the school is an investment in Star’s future.”
Star Cutter has three manufacturing facilities located near Alpena Community College, all of which work with the school to leverage educational opportunities as well as recruit and hire graduates from the manufacturing programs. These facilities include H.B. Carbide in Lewiston, a manufacturer of carbide blanks and pre-form tools; Tawas Tool, a manufacturer of gear tools; and Ossineke Industries, which manufactures custom tooling for a variety of applications.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.