Grandville Public Schools announces five-year partnership with Bradford White Corporation to support robotics lab

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Leading water heating manufacturer will provide $125,000 over five years through Industry Forward® program to support robotics facility, teams and events

Grandville Public Schools is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Bradford White Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of water heaters, boilers and storage tanks, for naming rights to the robotics fabrication lab at the district’s new Robotics Competition Center.

Charitable grant funds from Bradford White Corporation’s signature charitable giving program, Industry Forward®, are targeted to support the new Robotics Fabrication Lab as a naming sponsor and robotics teams and events at the new facility in Grandville, Michigan.  This facility, attached to the new Grandville Middle School, will be one of the largest built-for-purpose robotics competition centers in the country. Naming rights sponsors for the facility are being coordinated through the Grandville Academic Team Boosters.

Under the terms of the sponsorship arrangement, Bradford White Corporation will provide $25,000 in annual funding over the five-year agreement.

“We are excited to partner with such a great organization as Bradford White.  We are grateful for their support as we provide an amazing learning environment for our scholars!” said Roger Bearup, Grandville Public Schools’ Superintendent.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Grandville Public Schools and to provide funding that will positively impact the students in Michigan through meaningful workforce development training and education and exposure to industry careers. Their robotics program has a successful history, and we look forward to a great partnership together,” said Rebecca Owens, senior communications manager, Bradford White Corporation.

“The Grandville Robotics program is celebrating its 25th year, and this new, multi-year partnership with Bradford White Corporation marks a new milestone for us. Long-term sponsorships like this allow us to invest in equipment and make multi-year commitments that expand competitive robotics opportunities for students in Grandville and students from across the Great Lakes region. I would be remiss not to mention that we still have naming rights opportunities at this unique facility, including naming rights for the main competition arena,” said Doug Hepfer, GATB President.

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