IMT graduates find success at IALR’s Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining. In partnership with Danville Community College, the Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) program continues to produce high-caliber graduates who land leadership positions within industry. The first two employees hired by Harlow Group Ltd. are products of the renowned training program on IALR’s campus.
Harlow, a British-based provider of precision sheet metalwork, fabrications and assemblies, recently invested $8 million to locate its first U.S. precision sheet metal fabrication plant in Danville. The company leases rapidlaunch space at IALR as they build a new facility. The nearby IMT program has offered a new workforce pipeline. The company hired Tim Davis, from Gretna, Va., as their operations director and Fred Adams, from Galax, Va., to fill an engineering role. Both participated in additive technology training in Germany for their new jobs.
As of April 2019, the IMT program has awarded three student cohorts more than 160 credentials. The fourth class will graduate in May 2019, adding to that number. The program trains students in a full-scale manufacturing work flow cell to support a realistic, fully-integrated learning experience.