Kennametal, Inc., formerly of Lyndonville, donated several pieces of equipment to St. Johnsbury Academy, finalizing a process begun in December. The items, including a grinder, 40-ton press, lathe, abrasive cut-off saw, double drill press, several Fairbanks scales, and office equipment were delivered recently. The equipment will be used to enhance the school's maker space and allow students access to professional-grade machining tools for their work in engineering and CTE courses.
Jeff Burroughs, assistant headmaster for Academics, said, "We are very appreciative of this generous donation from Kennametal. This equipment, when integrated into our current state-of-the-art facilities, will provide even more opportunities for students to design, build, and test products in many different applications. It is amazing that the time has come in education where students can literally take an idea from concept through to production in a school setting."
Headmaster Tom Lovett said, "Here's a case of a community pooling its resources in order to provide the upcoming generations outstanding opportunities. Generous partners like the people at Kennametal help make our programs world-class by providing top-quality equipment. I can't wait to see what our students can do with it under the guidance of our faculty!"