Miyachi America Donates Laser Marker to Workshops for Warriors

Miyachi donates laser marker to help train veterans for advanced manufacturing careers

MONROVIA, CA – Miyachi America Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting and micro machining equipment and systems, recently donated an LMF2000 fiber laser marker along with related safety equipment to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit organization that provides vocational training to returning, wounded, and disabled veterans of the US Armed Services. Partnering in the donation is Technimark, one of Miyachi’s suppliers, which donated a fume extractor for the equipment, and Directed Light, Inc. which donated laser safety glasses.

WFW trains, certifies, and places veterans and wounded warriors into advanced manufacturing careers by providing them with instruction, nationally recognized portable credentials, work experience, and job placement. Training is provided at no cost to veterans.  Workshops for Warriors graduates have a 100% job placement rate, with all graduates receiving starting wages of at least double minimum wage.  WFW receives no federal, state, or local government funding and is supported entirely by private donations and the support of companies like Miyachi America.

WFW partners with leaders in American manufacturing to ensure its curriculum is always up-to-date with new technologies.  Laser marking is now widely used for direct marking of part information to aid in tracking and traceability, from medical devices to automotive and aerospace parts.  “We train our veteran students in all of the techniques and on all of the equipment that American manufacturers use, so that graduates of our program are job-site-ready.  We’ve seen a tremendous increase in use of laser marking throughout manufacturing in the previous years, which is why we are so excited and appreciative of Miyachi’s donation.  WFW’s curriculum now incorporates the laser marking, and provides our veterans with yet another valuable skill that they will take with them into the advanced manufacturing workforce,” said Hernán Luis y Prado, Founder of WFW.  The equipment donation has a Class 4, open configuration to accommodate marking very large or awkwardly-sized parts.

“Miyachi America is truly honored to play a part in the mission of Workshops for Warriors, which is to rebuild America’s advanced manufacturing workforce, one veteran at a time,” said David Fawcett, Group CEO/President America & Europe. “We applaud WFW and will continue to look for additional ways we can help the organization train the workforce so necessary for expanding advanced manufacturing in the U.S.”

About Miyachi America

Miyachi America Corporation is a leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for resistance welding, laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding. The company provides products to a wide range of markets, including the medical device, battery, electric vehicle, and solar industries, as well as the global electronics, automotive, and general industrial markets. Miyachi America is an ISO9001 certified company. Contact Miyachi America at its company headquarters, located at 1820 S Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, by phone at (626) 303-5676, or by email at info@miyachiamerica.com. Find out more about the company’s products and services at www.miyachiamerica.com


About Workshops for Warriors

Workshops for Warriors is a board-run, fully audited 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  WFW provides veterans with FREE training in advanced manufacturing skills, including three-dimensional modeling and design, machining courses including both manual and CNC operations, machinery repair, and welding instruction.  The organization receives no federal, state, or local government funding, and relies entirely on private donations from individuals and companies.  Every graduate of WFW has found and retained employment upon graduation, including approximately ten percent of students who were homeless when they began the program.  To learn more about Workshops for Warriors, or to make a donation that will support their free training for veterans, please go to: www.workshopsforwarriors.org.


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Miyachi America Corporation