Regal Conducts an Informational Program for Students

Twenty high school students from our local high school attended a one day program introducing them to manufacturing processes and engineering systems.

The students participate in pre-engineering classes at Hononegah High School and expressed interest in visiting a company that actually makes products. Dennis Weiland, Regal Cutting Tools plant manager, is active in developing their Workplace Readiness program and immediately accepted the request from Jason Brunke, department chair for Hononegah‘s Career and Technical Education Department.

“Students were extremely interested in the processes our tools go through. We walked them through all the steps of making quality cutting tools.” said Wes Weidemann, Regal Cutting Tools production manager.

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The students were addressed not only by company managers, but also by employees, demonstrating the tasks they perform daily. Time spent in engineering let them become familiar with the design features required for effective cutting action.

Reg Pete, quality manager, explained ISO procedures and the importance of in process inspection.  “Finding something out of tolerance early in the manufacturing process is not only cost effective but also frequently identifies a way to finish the process without scraping a tool.”
Regal Cutting Tools personnel work with many school districts and technical colleges, not only donating tools, but also assisting in curriculum development, and on site introductions to manufacturing.

If you know of a school or program that could benefit from involvement or donations from Regal please feel free to contact us and one of representatives will review your submission and get back to your shortly.