Pittsburgh, PA - November 15, 2019 - Hänel Storage Systems, a leader in the manufacture and integration of automated vertical storage units, is proud to have contributed a key component of the burgeoning logistics education program at Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. In March 2017, Hänel donated a Rotomat Vertical Carousel to the school, and the curriculum has since realized a nearly 270 percent increase in enrollment.
The Rotomat Vertical Carousel is an automated storage and retrieval system, often used to streamline warehouses and distribution centers, and Western Guilford uses theirs to store school materials and teach students how to manage and pick inventory in a real-life scenario. Students learn how to properly use such a machine, which is rarely seen at the high school level.
Hänel's equipment donation helped make it possible for Western Guilford to launch the Academy of Transportation, Distribution and Logistics for the 2019-20 school year. This option for advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) training gives students entering ninth grade some remarkable in-demand job opportunities with local industries.