Red Raider Manufacturing Recognized by Wisconsin Company
Posted on April 20, 2017

Red Raider Manufacturing’s Advanced Technology Centers at Sheboygan Wisconsin’s North and South High Schools were recognized this week by Wisconsin-based LAB Midwest, a provider of Curriculum, eLearning and Training Equipment.  Earlier this year the Wisconsin Technology Education Association’s magazine INTERFACE featured Red Raider Manufacturing in an article about the organizations’ innovative pathway to establishing a world-class training program focused on authentic industrial skills using authentic industrial equipment, including several FANUC robots now used by each school to teach basic robotic programming and operation.

Sheboygan School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sheehan and South High School Principal Mike Trimberger accept a plaque from Mike Dietrich

LAB Midwest’s Business Development Executive for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan – two of the seven states in which LAB Midwest operates – presented each high school with a plaque including the INTERFACE article and a small engraving commemorating the Red Raider Manufacturing Program.

Mike Dietrich presents a plaque to John Matczak, Principal of Sheboygan North High School

Said Dietrich, “LAB Midwest was so honored to be a small part of the big things happening in Sheboygan.  We commend the district for its foresight and wisdom in focusing on genuine industrial equipment and giving its students an understanding of the great careers awaiting many of them in the field of advanced manufacturing.”

Red Raider Manufacturing’s combination of curriculum, authentic equipment and emphasis on career pathways provides a blueprint of sorts for educators interested in partnering with local industry toward common goals.