SUDBURY, ON (December 19, 2022) – Four years ago, HARD-LINE pledged $250k towards the mechatronics program of the Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University. As of today, this pledge stands fulfilled with the Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation lab at Laurentian University fully upgraded with new workstations, furnishings, and multimedia equipment for the students.
“Working together with Laurentian University is an opportunity we value because it is the students that we invest in today that we will welcome into the workforce tomorrow,” said HARD-LINE President, Walter Siggelkow.
The future of any industry, especially one like the mining industry, relies on what we make accessible for the students to equip them for success when they first come into the workforce.
Dr. Ramesh Subramanian, Director of the Bharti School of Engineering said, “Students and faculty are grateful for the support provided by HARD-LINE in Laurentian University’s Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Lab. HARD-LINE’s investment has enhanced the hands-on experience, in a state-of-the-art facility, that is crucial for educating mechanical and mechatronics engineers in Northern Ontario.”
Established in 1996 in Sudbury, Ontario, HARD-LINE is a leading supplier of automation, tele-operation, and remote-control technology to the mining industry. With branch offices in Chile, Peru and the U.S.A., along with a worldwide distribution network, HARD-LINE is a global company that develops its products from the ground up, utilizing years of experience in mining, electronics, electrical design, and mechanical design.
About Laurentian University
Laurentian University serves over 8,000 students on its campus in Sudbury, Ontario, and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.
Back Row from left to right: Dr. Brent Lievers; Dr. Scott Fairgrieve; Dr. Ramesh Subramanian; Dr. Markus Timusk; Greg Lakanen; Dr. Marc Arsenault; William Martin; and Adam Killah
Front Row from left to right: Dr. Joy Gray-Munro; France Dubois Hnatiuk; Walter Siggelkow; Dr. Tammy Eger; Philippe Pelland; and Tracy MacLeod