Photo by Molly Mathis
This artist’s rendering (top left) shows how the signs in front of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center will recognize the contributions of the Gene Haas Foundation and JB and Claire Davis. At top right, Peter Zierhut (left), vice president of Haas Automation, presents Dr. Robert S. Shackleford with a Gene Haas Foundation plaque. At right is the signage at the entrance to the machining lab.
Dean Sexton, president of the RCC Foundation, also spoke briefly, thanking the Gene Haas Foundation for the donation. “Your gift will be used to help close the skills gap and the interest gap for machining,” he said. Shackleford unveiled a large free-standing sign that will stay at the front entrance to the machining lab inside the Continuing Education and Industrial Center. He said RCC will also have signage on the outside of the building, the front, both sides and rear entrances, so that “from any direction you approach this building, you will see the Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute.” EPIC NEWS | 35