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Gov. Walker Will Attend Gateway's New Facility Grand Opening

The public is invited to watch experts conduct demonstrations of cutting-edge technology at Gateway Technical College's expanded facility in Sturtevant.

Gov. Scott Walker will visit Sturtevant Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of Gateway Technical College's SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center.

Referred to as the iMet, formerly known as CATI, the addition to GTC in the Renaissance Business Park features cutting edge technology to help provide the workers needed for 21st century manufacturing.

From a press release issued by Gateway:

Visitors can experience Tarnowski Hall, the region’s first flexible
manufacturing training lab that includes computer numerical control
machining, welding, metal fabrication, automated manufacturing systems and industrial robotics in addition to classroom and apprenticeship training space. The hall is named after the late Otto Tarnowski, who provided generous support for its creation.

Equipment demonstrations will also be given at Gateway’s first Fab Lab, which focuses on industrial design and rapid prototyping. The lab – part of a national network initiated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – uses computer controlled tools to allow for the manufacture of nearly any prototype that can be conceived.

Fisk Johnson, CEO of SC Johnson, will also be on-hand to announce a donation during this special event.

Demonstrations will run from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The grand opening ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature Walker, Johnson, Gateway President Bryan Albrecht, Brent Weil, National Association for Manufacturing and Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

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