CCRI Celebrates Manufacturing Day
The Engineering and Technology Department at the Community College of Rhode Island celebrated National Manufacturing Day on Friday by hosting an open house in its manufacturing lab. Thanks to recent funding from the Champlin Foundation as well as the RIDE Perkins Grant, the college could show off a host of upgrades in its machining lab, including replacement of the college’s four vertical milling machines, four 14-inch lathes, four surface grinders and one drill press. Over fifty guests were assembled in the lab during the three hour open house, where they enjoyed refreshments while milling about and touring the facility, networking and learning about CCRI’s new CNC Manufacturing certificate programs along the way. Guests included CCRI faculty, staff and students as well as representatives from the state manufacturing industry.