Article From: 10/23/2012 Production Machining
Hyundai Wia hosted a ceremony during IMTS 2012 to mark the donation of their latest generation VMC, a F400 Value Master vertical machining center, to the Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center of City Colleges of Chicago.
Zin Young Hong, senior VP of Hyundai WIA’s Machine Tool Division, visited Hyundai WIA’s 10,000-square-foot exhibit at IMTS to present the machine to the educational center.
In addition, Ki Hyo Park, president of Hyundai WIA America, formally announced the company’s plans to construct its Midwestern Technology Center in the Chicago area.
Doug Woods, president of AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology, says, “AMT has been encouraging its member companies to work more closely with schools to help fill budget shortfalls. The donation of this machine to the Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center by Hyundai WIA is a terrific example of industry working in partnership with schools to make sure that state-of-the-art equipment is in place for hands-on training.”
Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center was one of 43 schools who applied to receive the machine donation prior to IMTS. According to the company, it was chosen based on a detailed assessment of each school’s accreditation, curriculum, number of students and current list of equipment, among other factors.