Level 1 – Leaders in Technology $5,000+
U.S. Digital is a product manufacturing company located in Vancouver, Washington. They invent and produce motion controllers, encoders, and much more. Their mission statement is: “to make our customers successful by inventing, manufacturing, and quickly delivering the most practical motion control components world-wide. Our goal is to make life so easy for our customers that they are inspired to say, ‘I am so thankful that I found US Digital’”.
Through their success they have been finding ways to give back to the community to help others grow like they have. They have been one of the most generous sponsors over the last few years and the team is utterly grateful. After every season, the team thanks US Digital by putting on a complete robot demo and set up the practice field and let all the employees come and even drive the robots and get to have an up close and in person look on what the teams they have been sponsoring. It’s a great event for the students and employees to partake in.
Boeing is a multinational aerospace corporation. They are among the largest global aircraft manufacturers and the third largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world. They’ve designed dozens of airliners and military aircraft including UAVs. They have been a generous sponsor of our team as well, providing both financial support and mentors such as Jean Oh.
UT is a diversified company whose products include Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells.
GrainCorp operates in three core geographies (Australia, North America and Europe). It focuses on adding value to three core grains (wheat, barley and canola) through its integrated grain activities of Storage & Logistics, Marketing and Processing.
GrainCorp Malt is one of the world’s largest commercial malt producers, producing over 1 million tonnes of high quality and specialty malts annually for some of the world’s leading brewers and distillers, as well as the emerging craft brew market.
At GrainCorp we believe in supporting our customers, our employees, and their communities by investing in the things that matter to them. At the local level, many of our businesses offer support to local events, particularly those that encourage sport for kids and enhance local community well being.
Level 2 – Captains of Technology $1,000+
Rockwell Collins is a communication systems company. Their products include broadcast and shortwave transmitters, receivers, transreceivers, and systems. A really impressive designs are their training simulations. Some of their simulations use radar systems, sensor systems, do operator training, and have visual displays. They have been a sponsor of the team for the last few years and the team enjoys promoting their company.
Level 3 – Evergreen Robotics Supporters $500+
Platt is a well-known electricity company. Some of their products include fuses, lamps, wires, solar, connectors, crimps, conduits, and ducts. They have over 105 locations and over 50,000 items. They are a new sponsor to the team and look forward to working with the team more in the future.
Level 4 – Evergreen Robotics Fans $100+
Parkrose Hardware is a hardware store in Vancouver, Washington. They provide everything from garden tools to various sizes of nuts and bolts. Their huge selection includes automotive, building materials, electrical, fasteners, hand and power tools, housewares, lawn and garden, outdoor living, paint, plumbing, and rental. They are the number one hardware store we go to when we need emergency fix up parts. Parkrose gives generous discounts to the team, which has helped with the finances during the season.
OctoberBest is both a sponsor and an event. Different companies come with their own booths to advertise their products and innovations. College students also come with their ideas and present new theories or products they came up with. During an October Best, FIRST teams, usually FRC teams, are invited to promote FIRST and give a small presentation about what the team is as well as what they do. Other teams that were involved including the Wild Cats (#1510). One of few formal events the team participated in because they had to have a formal presentation board.
Personal Donation from Ron Brown