The president and co-owner of Fishers-based Shelton Machinery, a distributor of Mazak machine tools, has made a donation to help establish a new engineering lab at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. The school has named the new space the Shelton Family Engineering Lab after Nick Shelton and his wife Allison.
The Shelton Family Engineering lab at Cathedral will occupy more than 2,000 square feet of the school’s new 48,467-square-foot Innovation Center.
“Manufacturing is vital to our economy,” said Shelton. “And we must have a skilled engineering workforce for our country to thrive. My wife and I are excited to partner with Cathedral to help educate its students and strengthen the backbone of manufacturing in the United States.”
The lab is expected to support the Pre-Engineering I, II, and III project-based courses. The courses survey a variety of engineering disciplines and will include projects in electrical engineering circuits, environmental engineering and natural resources, materials science engineering, and advanced CAD techniques and 3D printing.
Shelton Machinery serves metalworking shops in Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and western Missouri.