GNTC Unveils The Shaw Industries Automation Engineering Lab

Pictured, entrance row: Deanna Mathis, Shaw director of company outreach; Emily Lightsey, Shaw plant supervisor; Linda Case, GNTC board of trustees vice chair; Chad Anderson, Shaw director of collaborative revolutionary manufacturing (CIM); and GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham.
Again row: Darrell Huggins, GNTC program director and teacher of automation engineering expertise; Colin Drafts, Shaw plant supervisor; Winston Massengale, Shaw vp of automation and engineering; and Brian Cooksey, Shaw director of workforce growth.

Georgia Northwestern Technical Faculty proclaims its partnership with Shaw Industries by the corporate’s latest sponsorship of the Automation Engineering Know-how lab on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. 


The Shaw Industries Automation Engineering Lab will give GNTC college students hands-on expertise with the identical gear used each day by automation engineers and different professionals within the fields of superior manufacturing and industrial manufacturing.


“The Automation Engineering program prepares college students to design, implement and troubleshoot varied automated industrial processes,” stated Brian Cooksey, director of Workforce Growth at Shaw Industries.

“Incomes a level in Automation Engineering will present a well-rounded talent set for people to equip them for fulfillment in superior manufacturing.”


The demand for these roles is excessive, Mr. Cooksey added. “This program additional gives present technicians who already work within the manufacturing trade with alternatives to advance their abilities and develop their careers.”  


“This help from Shaw is drastically appreciated,” stated Linda Case, vice-chair of GNTC’s board of trustees. “The GNTC Basis couldn’t do its work with out sturdy companions like Shaw Industries.”


“GNTC couldn’t prepare tomorrow’s workforce with out the help of our enterprise and trade neighborhood. Shaw Industries has been a longtime supporter of GNTC and employer of our college students and graduates,” stated Dr. Heidi Popham, president of GNTC. “Shaw’s valued partnership is crucial to our workforce growth success.”