Precision Machining program at Co-Lin awarded $10K

For the fifth time, the Precision Machining Technology program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College has been awarded a grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The $10,000 grant will fund scholarships for students in the precision machining program on the college’s Wesson Campus.

“The Gene Haas Foundation has been so generous to our program over the years, and we are very grateful for their support,” said Program Coordinator Bo Johnson. “Haas is a strong partner that continues to show their support for students in manufacturing.”

The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999, by Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., to support the needs of the local community, through grants. The foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the community, bringing the total donations since inception to more than $100 million. The largest machine tool builder in the western world, Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, and rotary products.

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CUTLINE: Co-Lin’s Precision Machining Technology program received a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. Front row from left, Bo Johnson, Precision Machining Program Coordinator; Angela Furr, Executive Director of Foundation & Alumni Relations; and Hugh Sims, Account Manager for HFO Trident Southeast. Second row, current Precision Machining students.