BRP supports MCC
BRP of Spruce Pine has made a $100,000 commitment over five years to support the construction of Mayland's new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School.
BRP supports MCC's new Anspach Manufacturing School
Mayland Community College is pleased to announce that BRP of Spruce Pine has made a $100,000 commitment over five years to support the construction of Mayland's new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School.
"In recognition of this wonderful investment into our community and college, Mayland Community College is proud to honor BRP with the naming of the BRP Advanced Machining Lab," said Mayland Community College President John C. Boyd. "We are elated that BRP is setting an important example for other potential donors.”
The BRP Advanced Machining Lab will house equipment such as five-axis and three-axis machines along with CNC lathes and milling machines. This 2,000 square-foot lab brings high technology training to our area.
Henry Street, Plant Manager at BRP stated: "We at BRP are excited about the opportunity the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School provides for this region. The skills developed in the BRP Advanced Machining Lab will prepare people in the local communities for our well-paid manufacturing jobs. Furthermore, the degree opportunities in Applied Engineering will help local individuals meet present and future needs at our company. Our facility has been a member of this community since 1984. Recently BRP has invested in infrastructure upgrades and expansion. We look forward to being an active and growing member of the community for years to come."
BRP’s Spruce Pine facility manufactures components for BRP's Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines and other BRP products. It also provides complex lost foam castings for external customers in the automotive, trucking, rail, construction, and other industries. BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles. Distributed in 105 countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Spyder roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines, as well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide.
The Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School is a 12,000 square-foot facility being built at Mayland’s Yancey Learning Center that will offer a degree program in Applied Engineering with skill tracks in CNC programming, machining, robotics, mechatronics and design. The facility will also provide advanced training in welding and basic blacksmithing. “This state-of-the-art facility will be a beacon that lets manufacturers know that our community is open for business and ready to serve their employment needs,” stated Dr. Boyd. “And it will provide cutting-edge workforce training for our citizens and a highly skilled workforce for our existing employers, while letting prospective companies know that we are ready to work."
The Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School is expected to be complete and serving students by Fall 2014.
Pictured from left to right are Mayland Community College President Dr. John Boyd, BRP Director of Manufacturing Frank Bailey, BRP Plant Manager Henry Street, BRP Engineer Manager Steve Robinson, and BRP Quality Manager Curtis Taylor.