Hartwig Inc. is Proud to Announce Partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver to Meet Talent Needs for Manufacturing

Hartwig is proud to announce a partnership agreement with Metropolitan State University of Denver. MSU Denver has laid the foundation to become a preeminent advanced manufacturing education university serving the workforce development needs of the Denver region and the entire state of Colorado.

This endeavor between Hartwig and MSU Denver represents a critical element of the University’s primary focus on advancing labor force skills. By virtue of the partnership, participating students will receive hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art programmable machine tools, some of which will be equipped with advanced robotic accessories. MSU Denver faculty and students will benefit extensively from exposure to Hartwig’s premium brands and affiliate companies, as will the manufacturing base of Colorado and the region, by virtue of its anticipated interaction with the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute.

“Providing the future workforce with skills for the next generation of innovative processes, materials, and machines is critical to growing the manufacturing industry. Hartwig supports the MSU Denver program and the opportunity it presents to enhance our local manufacturers’ ability to keep pace with the constant innovation associated with these advanced products,” said Brian Toomey, Division President for Hartwig Mountain Region.

“It’s extremely exciting to know that our students and faculty will be exposed to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment through our partnership with Hartwig. In addition, the wealth of technical knowledge that is represented by Hartwig and its partner companies is truly remarkable and will benefit the AMSI program tremendously,” said Robert Park, Ph.D, Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute at MSU Denver.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on June 22, 2017. Hartwig will provide $2 Million worth of valued products such as: CNC machines, tooling, consumables, software, and inspection equipment to contribute to the education of future students and their great advancements. A 10-year agreement has been set for CNC machines at no cost to the university.

“This is a unique arrangement that doesn’t exist in many parts of the country.” – Stephen Jordan, Metro State University President

To see a recent Denver CBS feature story on this endeavor: Education & Business Come Together 4 Colorado To Bridge The Skills Gap

About Metropolitan State University of Denver MSU – Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 67 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, business, health administration, teaching and social work. Nearly 20,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s more than 88,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce.

For more information visit: https://msudenver.edu/

About Hartwig Inc. – Founded in 1960, Hartwig has become the largest distributor of machine tool solutions and inspection equipment in the Midwest, Southwest and Mountain Regions. Built on a foundation of fairness, after-sales support, and hard work, the company has grown to more than 170 employees covering eight office locations in 14 states including Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Hartwig partners with its customers to optimize machining performance, decrease downtime and improve the overall efficiency of equipment and applications. The company prides itself on not just being a machine tool distributor, but a true solutions provider intent on assisting customers in controlling their destiny and keeping manufacturing within the U.S. The company delivers applications expertise to numerous industries, including aerospace, computer, construction, farming, fluid power, industrial machining, medical, oil and gas energy, and semiconductor processing. Hartwig’s name is synonymous with quality, service, support, and engineering.

Hartwig Inc. is an official distributor for Okuma, Tsugami, Modig, GF Machining Solutions, Okamoto, EOS, SNK and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.