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Stiles honors retirees with industry donation

Stiles Machinery hosted a retirement celebration on May 11 in honor of seven former employees and unveiled a new foundation that aims to invest in the lives of future industry leaders for years to come.

Stiles contributed $10,000 to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Labs’ National Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., which offers training courses in lean manufacturing, using the latest woods technology and industry-driven curriculum. It is the first national training center of its kind designed to educate future leaders and talents in the wood manufacturing industry.

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The donation will go towards supporting the continual efforts of the MILL to impact the lives of over 400 manufacturing students who attend their educational courses daily.

“We wanted to honor our retirees with the opportunity to become part of a greater legacy, one that gives back to the industry and will live on in their name for years to come,” Stiles’ president Christian Vollmers said in a statement. “We’ve decided to honor their efforts and years of service [by further investing in the MILL] to grow and develop new talent for our industry.”

For more, visit AWFS booth No. 7411 and

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