|By PR Newswire||
|March 18, 2014 12:30 PM EDT||
MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) congratulates Kettering University for winning the internal combustion division of the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) held March 3-8 at Michigan Tech University's Keweenaw Research Center. This collegiate design competition challenges teams to reengineer an existing snowmobile to improve environmental performance. Modified snowmobiles then compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design.
Professor Gregory W. Davis of Kettering University and SAE Clean Snowmobile Faculty Advisor, said, "I am proud of our clean snowmobile team members' effort. They finished in First Place overall; earned honors for the Quietest Snowmobile; won for the Most Practical Solution; and for Best Value." "We couldn't be happier with our first competition win," said Kettering team leader, Matt Birt.
The award for winning the internal combustion division at the 2014 Challenge includes Kettering University's name being etched in the MacLean-Fogg Cup, their possession of the Cup for one year and $1000 donated by MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions. The MacLean-Fogg Cup, artistically designed and sculpted by Sergio De Giusti, Italian born, Detroit-area artist, will be presented to the Kettering team at an on-campus ceremony March 18th.
MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS), a leading supplier of fasteners, engineered components, and linkage and suspension products serving many diverse industries, is dedicated to becoming the premier, worldwide supplier of value-added, engineered, and customer-focused solutions that leverage their material forming expertise in key product fields. Partnering with the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge allows MFCS to interact with engineering leaders of tomorrow.
Dave Lomasney, Fastener Components Division President, stated, "MFCS is better known to our customers for providing high-value, innovative products than to potential employees. Our involvement with the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge provides us with an opportunity to meet with top engineering students and introduce them to MFCS." Rob Whitney, Engineered Plastics Division President, said, "MFCS has experienced a tremendous growth curve requiring capable and innovative engineers in all areas of our company. The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge enables students to apply their talents and gain valuable skills in preparation for their careers at a company like ours."
Jay Meldrum, Executive Director of the Keweenaw Research Center of Michigan Tech, commented, "Michigan Tech is honored to have MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions become the premier sponsor of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. MFCS recognizes the value of competition-based engineering and the quality of students that this type of activity creates. Their sponsorship of the MacLean-Fogg Cup exemplifies this support and will provide a lasting impression on the students."
MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions is a division of the MacLean-Fogg Company, a worldwide enterprise with 33 facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia, sales exceeding $900 million annually and a workforce of more than 3,500 people. MacLean-Fogg Company provides engineered metal and plastic components to the industrial, automotive, military and aerospace markets, and unique devices used in the transmission and distribution of power. For more information, visit www.macleanfoggcs.com, contact Heather Dugar at 810-287-1850, or [email protected].
SOURCE MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions
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