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Jun 8, 2015 | Madison Heights, Michigan
Triune Specialty Trailers Announces Recognition Event for the “Fab Lab” at State Capitol Building

Triune Specialty Trailers announces a special presentation and demonstration at the State Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, June 10 at 1:30PM. Tom Erhart, Director of Entrepreneurship for the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, will present the “Fab Lab” to legislative guests. In addition, the Fab Lab will be parked outside the Capitol Building and open for tours from 11AM-4PM.

The Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art mobile training classroom that is used to train students for high-demand and high-tech machining careers as Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) programmers. Madison Heights-based Triune Specialty Trailers designed and created the Fab Lab for the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) and North Central Michigan College. In his remarks, Erhart will recognize the entities that were instrumental in bringing the “Fab Lab” to fruition, including funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

“The Fab Lab is instrumental in filling a skills and employment gap, and Triune is honored to be a part of its success,” said Harry Kurtz, president of Triune Specialty Trailers. “Using mobile classrooms to facilitate STEM education and initiatives is an exciting prospect for the state of Michigan.”

The Fab Lab is a unique solution that brings both awareness and education to Michigan students. “This innovative learning tool not only exposes students to manufacturing careers, it gives them hands-on experience in preparation for those jobs,” according to Tom Erhart. “We believe the Fab Lab will help re-shape the way students learn and give them a dynamic education that encourages job growth.”

At the afternoon ceremony, Erhart will also recognize the unique public/private collaboration that was critical to the success of the Fab Lab. Organizations, educational institutions and private businesses involved include:  MEDC, NLEA, North Central Michigan College, Triune Specialty Trailers, East Jordan Schools, Central Lake Schools, Charlevoix County, Charlevoix Community Foundation, Moeller Aerospace, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Precision Edge Surgical Products Company, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, Boyne City Public Schools, Michigan Works!, Networks Northwest, Oliver Racing, Industrial Magnetics, Inc., EJ, and Little Travers Bay Band.

For more information about the Fab Lab, visit the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance website at www.northernlakes.net.

About Triune Specialty Trailers:
Triune Specialty Trailers is a state-of-the-art specialty trailer manufacturing firm that specializes in the design and development of mobile marketing, educational and functional trailers. For more information about Triune, visit www.triunemfg.com.

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