Miller Welders partners with the University of Northwestern Ohio, Supplies Product for College of Applied Technologies
Technical partnership provides product and instruction to more than 600 students annually
APPLETON, Wis. — August 2, 2012 — Miller Welders has announced a technical partnership with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in Lima, Ohio, supplying the College of Applied Technologies with more than 68 pieces of welding equipment, including MIG welders, TIG welders and Plasma cutters. The college, which includes a 7-acre high performance motorsports complex, produces between 600 and 900 graduates per year.
The University started the first high performance motorsports program in the world when it debuted in 1992. Classes focus on areas such as high performance welding and fabrication, custom machining, custom engine building and more. Classes become more specialized as students pick a particular track. Graduates go on to work in all facets of motorsports, from NASCAR to the grassroots levels. The school offers classes in other programs, including automotive technology, diesel technology, alternative fuels technology, agricultural equipment technology and HVAC/R technology, all of which utilize Miller equipment.
“Miller Welders produces the most modern equipment available in the market from any welding company, and the amount of support they provide is absolutely second to none,” said Steve Farmer, Vice President for Corporate Development at UNOH. “We’ve never seen support like this. Our satisfaction with Miller is as much about the people as it is about the product.”
In addition to supporting the College of Applied Technologies, Miller is providing an ArcStation™ and Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder for the school to use at major race events. UNOH operates an in-house motorsports athletic team that competes around the Midwest.
“This is a great opportunity for Miller to connect with future welders, both in the classroom and at the track,” said Andy Weyenberg, Motorsports Marketing Coordinator for Miller. “We’ll also offer classes and seminars to UNOH instructors annually to help them understand that weld training doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult.”
Courses run 24 hours a day, four days per week at UNOH, so students have ample opportunity to perfect their skills.
“Everyone is just tickled. We’ve been going full blast since the installation was completed and the students and instructors are really enjoying the machines,” Farmer said.
For more information about UNOH or the College of Applied Technologies, visit www.unoh.edu. The Miller motorsports program partners with talented, recognized racing teams and other organizations to support our goal to inspire home hobbyists as well as professional fabricators. Find out more on the Racing, Customizing, Restoring page of MillerWelds.com.