NEWS & EVENTS
LIFT Members Get a Sneak Peek Into The High Bay
LIFT members had the opportunity to see the newly renovated high-bay in Detroit as part of the 3rd Annual LIFT All-Members Meeting in September.
Members were able to tour the facility as well as meet with and ask questions of some of the equipment providers about the work that can be done on each piece. They were also able to see the new mezzanine which will house the LIFT Learning Lab in the future.
Representatives from LIFT, IACMI, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy and LIFT membership all spoke about the benefits the facility will bring to the industry and the community.
“This high bay provides a facility where industry, academia and government can collaborate,” said Tracy Front, director, Department of Defense Manufacturing USA Institutes and director (acting), Department of Defense Manufacturing Technologies (ManTech.) “The new facility will operate as an applied research and development and prototyping facility across the metalworking spectrum. This investment marks part of a renaissance in the city of Detroit and the historic Corktown neighborhood.”
Some of the equipment providers on-hand to discuss their equipment included: Danielli; Knuth; Comau; Hexagon; LECO; Interlaken; and VJ Technologies.