Teacher Thankful for ACU-RITE Scale Donation

June 19, 2018

Letter from Andy Kavanaugh, teacher at Fort Dodge Senior High School in Iowa in early 2018


ACU-RITE scale donation

I’m not sure where to start. I am beyond grateful to you for what you are helping us with. I’ve been trying to get my students into machining and CNC machining and was finally able to get some money to buy a CNC mill and a couple manual lathes. They were used already but my students are excited to be using them. We just got our lathes powered up this week and the mill was powered up today. There was a connector that was unplugged in the X axis that was causing a fault with the servo motor. Before I knew what was happening, the machine took off and crashed and broke the scale. I then figured out the problem but by then it was too late.

When I found out it was going to cost $1,000 for a new one, my heart sank. I need money for tooling and extras for the machines, and then I had to come up with $1,000 out of thin air. Then I get a call from you guys saying you would donate one. I can’t express my gratitude for what you are doing to help us out. We are on a few social networking sites and I plan on sharing this story about you to everyone on there. Again, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it!!

Andy Kavanaugh
Fort Dodge Senior High School
Fort Dodge, IA 

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