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Wilson Tool Donates Equipment to Anoka Tech for Training

Wilson Tool Donates Equipment to Anoka Tech for Training

February 26, 2013

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINN. (February 26, 2013) – Wilson Tool International, the world leader in tooling for sheet metal fabrication, donated a specialty grinder worth $14,000 to Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn. The donation is intended to enhance the training opportunities for students of the college.

The grinder is used to sharpen punch press tooling and will be used to train students in the college’s Precision Sheet Metal labs who may one day be employed by customers of Wilson Tool.

“Anoka Technical College is the only local training center that offers employable skills for the sheet metal fabrication industry – which is what our customers are focused on,” said Chris Lawless, president of Wilson Tool. “By donating the grinder, we are helping create a better educational experience that will provide the necessary skills that will help graduates find jobs in the sheet metal industry.”

Anoka Technical College offers a short-term Precision Sheet Metal certificate that leads directly to employment. For additional information about this program, contact Nick Graff, director of the Advanced Technology Center at 763.576.4788.

For more information about Wilson Tool International, please contact Erin Chipman at or 612.238.3008.



Caption: Tooling manufacturer, Wilson Tool donates a $14,000 grinder to Anoka Technical College to train students in the Precision Sheet Metal program. Enjoying the moment and the brand new piece of equipment are (from left) Cheryl Kish, Anoka Tech Foundation Director; Nick Graff, Anoka Tech Director of Advanced Technology Center; Jessie Stumpf, Anoka Tech Interim President; Chris Lawless, Wilson Tool President; and Jeff Paulson Wilson Tool Marketing Manager.

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