Denver Precision Products Participated in the 2024 NRL Colorado Competition

NRL Colorado is a manufacturing workforce development program of the Rocky Mountain National Tooling & Machining Association (RMTMA) to help machine shops fill their workforce pipeline by partnering with local schools.

NRL Colorado builds on the success of robotics programs in our community and makes a direct tie to careers for the next generation — careers in manufacturing. By formalizing ties between schools and industry advisors, students gain a better understanding and become enthusiastic about the career possibilities in manufacturing.

Students design and build 15-lb remote controlled robots to face-off in a gladiator-style competition. Through the manufacturing process of bot building, students’ imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations. Students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing.

This year’s competition was on April 6, 2024 and was co-chaired by RMTMA members: Amy Primrose (Denver Precision) and Christina Collette (Reata Engineering). The competition included Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (Reata Engineering), Horizon High School (Zimmerman Metals), EPIC Campus (Accu-Precision), Wheat Ridge High School (Denver Precision Products). 

For the first time in NRL Colorado history, we had a tie. Two awards plus $500 to each school were awarded to Wheat Ridge High School (Denver Precision Products) and Horizon High School (Zimmerman Metals).