High School Business Field Trip
High School Business Field Trip
Lori Nelson
Friday, November 09, 2018

Holyoke High School’s High School of Business classes recently had an opportunity to travel to Loveland, CO and Boulder, CO to tour LulzBot and Celestial Seasonings production plants.  

 

LulzBot is a 3D printer manufacturer located in Loveland and founded in 2011.  LulzBot serves tens of thousands of people in 85 different countries, selling their award-winning printers.  Recently, they were also named the Fastest-Growing Privately Held Computer Hardware Company in the U.S., ranked at no. 122 in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately held companies, and achieved 2,782 percent three-year sales growth which led all computer hardware companies.  

 

Students also toured the production facility of the tea manufacturer Celestial Seasonings.  Celestial Seasonings began in 1969 by a young group of entrepreneurs, harvesting wild herbs from the Rocky Mountains.  At present, the ingredients are sourced from over 35 different countries, and production amounts to over 1 million bags of tea per day in their Boulder factory.

 

The students were able to see first-hand how the products they purchase daily are built and packaged.  They were even able to see the engineers go through their actual design process on white-boards and the research and development teams trying new ways to get desired results!  They saw production lines, robotics, and even a 3D printer printing a 3D printer!  It was a great learning experience for all and an amazing day!