Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Ontario company donates robot to Fanshawe College

February 6, 2009
By Alyssa Dalton

LONDON, Ont. – In a time when many manufacturers are struggling because of the volatile economy, Abrigo Industrial Machines Inc., of Brantford, Ont., is investing in the future of its industry through a donation to Fanshawe College in London, Ont.

The company, which builds robotic machinery and automated systems, recently donated a $75,000 FANUC robot to the college’s School of Manufacturing Sciences.

Angelo Abrigo, president of Abrigo Industrial Machines, said that the company is proud to be collaborating with the City of London and Fanshawe College on this donation. “Fanshawe’s laboratories are technologically advanced and are graduating students that will contribute to the future prosperity of our company,” he said.

“This generous donation is a major contribution to our lab resources and will enable us to expand our project-based learning in the senior semesters of our controls, robotics and project courses,” said John Makaran, chair of Fanshawe’s School of Manufacturing Sciences. “It also allows us to partner with Abrigo in developing automation solutions in our course curriculum or through applied research projects.”

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