How It's Made

How It's Made
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Students interested in business, entrepreneurship, and engineering received a behind-the-scenes tour of Lowell Manufacturing on April 10. Alumni John '71, Wilhelm '76 and Tom Lowell '77 arranged for students to observe the entire production process for magazine shelving sold to Walmart. In addition to shelving and rack systems and accessories, Lowell’s products include professional A/V systems, audio products, and power solutions. Company executives shared their expertise in engineering, purchasing, and marketing, and students spoke with alumni about their journey as business owners. Spartans were especially interested in the automated processes Lowell uses to manufacture some of its products and watched a laser-cutter and an automatic welding machine in action. 

“Throughout the day I could see our students’ brains spinning as they saw completely new things or saw real-world applications of topics they had covered in class or extracurricular programs,” said Bill Rebholz ’77, Vice President of Advancement, who led the trip along with faculty members Andy Lange ’02 and Tony Strawhun ’05.

“The students were extremely courteous, engaged and asked some great questions, all elements that tell me that their futures are bright indeed,” said John Lowell, CEO.

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