Industrial Louvers is a proud sponsor of Orange Crush, a robotics team comprised of students and mentors from Delano High School in Delano, Minnesota, home town to Industrial Louvers and many of its employees. Each year, the team competes in FIRST Robotics Competition. As part of the effort, volunteer engineers, high school students, and members of the community partner together to build a robot in a time period of about six weeks. Throughout this building process, engineers, mentors, and students partake in brainstorming, prototyping, design, and creation of the robot and its several functions. Students work with engineers to create and build the various parts needed for the robot. This enables the students to take classroom concepts from the math and science fields and apply them to real world situations. The project also teaches them leadership skills, teamwork, problem solving, AutoCAD Inventor and software programming. Recent projects have included a T-shirt cannon that is used at school events and a robot that dispenses candy for Delano’s 4th of July parade.