Autometrix Uses its Industrial Fabric Cutting Machines to Give Back

Autometrix PatternSmith Workshop

At Autometrix, we believe in using our powers and our  industrial fabric cutting machines for good. Autometrix participates in several projects that support both our community and the communities of our customers. Close to home, Autometrix is proud to be a Business Champion for the Nevada County Tech Connection (NCTC), which strives to support, connect and showcase the technology eco-system in rural Nevada County. Autometrix provides valuable input to the NCTC, including sharing the kinds of skills that are needed for technical jobs at cutting system manufacturers like Autometrix.

This month, we used our fabric cutting machines to give back in two different communities where our customers live and work. On September 6, Autometrix hosted a free Precision Cutting and Pattern Management workshop at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Students who attend this public community college were able to get an introduction to the cutting skills they need to qualify for a job in any manufacturing facility where bulk cutting is used. It was a great opportunity for faculty, students and some industry professionals to see how an Autometrix cutting machine is operated. We had students from the following classes in attandance: composites manufacturing, fiberglass technology and manufacturing engineering.

At the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo September 27-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Autometrix will be participating in a ‘manufacturing for good’ project. Raintree Children & Family Services will be benefiting from one of our industrial fabric cutting machines to make duffel bags for local at-risk youth. Raintree provides a range of services for children and teenagers in New Orleans, including a safe haven for adolescent girls who need a home. Duffel bags are especially useful for kids who do not have a permanent home because the kids often need to pack up all of their things and transport them with very little notice. Stop by the Autometrix Booth (#1455) at the IFAI Expo to help us support this important organization!

Finally Autometrix has started a donation drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey this month. The organization will be matching the donation made by all our staff and hopes to raise a substantial amount to give to Samaritan’s Purse, the non-profit of our choice for this instance.

Do you know of a way an Autometrix cutting machine could help do some good in your community? Contact us right away.

Greg Thompson giving a cutting demo on the Advantage Cutting Machine. Holy Vinyl!