Peak Innovation Center Adds Machining Lab With the Help of Haas Grant

By Arkansas NEXT on Friday, September 25, 2020

CNC service engineer Hayden Whitehead uses Haas' cutting-edge machines and technology for his work at Phillips Corporation.

The Fort Smith Public School District plans to expand its Peak Innovation Center after receiving a $1 million grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The center gives students the opportunity to explore their interests in new career tech.

The expansion will include the Gene Haas Computer Integrated Machining Lab and is scheduled to open August 2021. In the lab, students will hone skills through hands-on experience and gain understanding on the importance of tech careers.