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ffoty 1Metro Bolt & Fasteners own, Barbara Kirby, couldn't be prouder of her son, Michael Thoms, as he was named Canton's Firefighter Of The Year!

A veteran fire fighter since 2004, Michael has repeatedly demonstrated the utmost professionalism and has always provided a fine example for others in the department. He has clearly recognized the importance of his responsibilities and has fulfilled them to the best of his considerable ability.

states 4961As you can see in the pictures shown, our competition strongly played defense on our robot at all times, however, our drive team found a way to strategically maneuver around the interference. There will be a write-up later this week in the local newspaper, we'll be sure to post it when it comes out.

After Michigan State Champs, Team 4961 is ranked 71th out of 451 teams in the state and qualifies for World Championship in St Louis without using their wild card invitation. Accomplishing another goal of earning their way to World's!

Team 1481 Goes to the Michigan State Championship
states 1The Riveters were in action again this past weekend at the Michigan State Championship. Hosted by Saginaw Valley State University in a brand new format for FIRST in Michigan. The Riveters competed in the Ford Division, which was considered the most challenging division at the State Championship.
The team started out strong with a big win and three ranking points with the prospects of some strong pairings along the way. Unfortunately, all of the strong alliance didn’t bear fruit and we ended up ranked in the bottom half of the field at the end of Day 1. As it is with the Riveters and our “Can Do” spirit, we worked out our issues and started to slowly climb the ranking ladder.

Team 1481 - The Riveters

logo metrobolt#1481 Robotics is more than an after school club, it is a highly competitive team full of hard working, motivated girls who are eager to put their talents to use. While the competitions are where we get the most spotlight, the build season is where we really get to work. , The Riveters have been hard at work preparing for the 2017 season. With new shipments of parts for our robot, and new accessories for our Riveters gear; we have been starting to tie old methods of production with fresh, new ideas!

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