Hinshaw receiving grant… Photo provided
Recently Machining Instructor Jeff Hinshaw was awarded another $10,000 grant for his machining classes at Coffee County High school. This is his second $10,000 award for the grant from the Gene Haas Foundation for his machining program. The awards are used to purchase lots of supporting items for his machining classes. Last year they built a moon buggy and competed in the rover challenge in Huntsville, Alabama and used the grant to assist in materials, tooling purchases and travel for the project. Hinshaw said, “I found these grants were available to assist in supporting the machining projects and education of my machining classes and submitted for the grant and received the first grant in January this year. I heard the grants were available again submitted for the funding and was awarded the grant again in June. That is $20,000 that has been awarded to my classes this year alone.” He added, “We train on a Haas TM1 CNC Mill that is state of the art equipment. We are proud to use Made in America Equipment.”
In 1999 Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community and other deserving charities. Haas is the owner Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983.