Mar 08, 2007

Lourdes Crusader FIRST Robotics Recognizes Melitron Corporation

Melitron sponsors local high school team – Crusader FIRST Robotics – to participate in local and World final Robotics competition.

Students participating in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School Robotics course were invited to participate in a local Robotic competition. The competition involved building a Robot from scratch, including electrical and pneumatics. Each competing robot then had the task of picking up a large ball to drop over a measuring stick.

The first competition they entered into was in Flint, Michigan. They enrolled in the Rookie Pilot category and won, while also taking home an award for quality. This award allowed them to then compete at the Waterloo Regional’s, whereby they ended up being ranked the highest rookie seed and also named rookie all star team.

This win allowed them to now compete in the world finals in Atlanta Georgia. They did not win anything in Atlanta however; they were the only Canadian team in the world at the competition. A Melitron donation of $500.00 helped them reach their goal of $12,000 which allowed the students and teachers the experience of going to Atlanta and competing in the World robotics for the first time.

On March 8, 2007, Team 2609 of the Crusader FIRST Robotics competed at Rookie Pilot – Kettering University – Flint Michigan and was the overall winner of the Quality Award/also competing at the Waterloo Regional – University of Waterloo receiving an award for the Highest Rookie Seed and Rookie All Star. They also represented Guelph by participating in the World Finals in Atlanta, Georgia.


Headquartered in Guelph, Canada, Melitron Corporation is a leading contract manufacturer of precision metal components, enclosures and assemblies. Melitron specializes in providing flexible manufacturing solutions to OEMs competing in global technology markets including; aerospace, computing, EMS, industrial, medical, and security. An integrated business model provides customers with a single source manufacturing solution encompassing design, fabrication, finishing, assembly and distribution.

Melitron’s world class facilities are equipped with the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies and automated systems; enhancing efficiencies, reducing costs and delivering our customers competitive manufacturing solutions. Melitron has two manufacturing facilities in Canada and a sales office in Milwaukee, USA.

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