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$3,300 in conveyer belt donations given to Ivy Tech



Bloomington, Indiana – C&M Conveyor and Ohio Blow Pipe’s parent company, Innoveyance, gave a $3,300 conveyor belt to Bloomington Ivy Tech Community College.

The conveyor belt was specially constructed for their art materials storage closet, according to Tim Schoch, director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Ivy Tech Bloomington. The conveyor belt, according to him, will speed up the process of moving and storing the hundreds of pounds of clay that the program floods the ceramic studio with each year.

“It starts with things like the conveyor belt and creating a sustainable, streamlined logistical process, and it ends with ceramic students having everything they need to create the projects they’re working on,” Schoch said.

In the closet, Schoch claimed that there were boxes of art supplies weighing as much as 50 pounds stacked on the floor. The conveyer belt eliminates the need to move boxes around whenever additional clay is needed, making the atmosphere safer.

Mitchell Brown, a graduate of Ivy Tech Bloomington, is the company’s parts and service manager and was also responsible for the conveyer belt’s first design.

Brown claimed that he found C&M Conveyor at a stand at a career fair on the campus of Ivy Tech Bloomington. When it comes to constructing supplies, C&M Conveyor is in charge, and Ohio Blow Pipe is in charge of scrap collecting. He claimed that they mostly support businesses that produce cardboard for boxes.

“I love this job. This is, in a lot of ways, a dream job for me,” Brown said.

On February 16, Brown and a few employees suggested giving a conveyor belt to Ivy Tech Bloomington. According to Brown, their management team started working on the project two business days later, and it was dispatched on March 7. He claimed that while construction went quickly, finding the exact paint color to match Ivy Tech’s school colors took longer.

Brown graduated from high school with Kayla Dusseau, who is now the director of career guidance at Ivy Tech Bloomington. Kayla Dusseau worked in admissions at Ivy Tech when Brown was a student.

“It’s kind of been full circle for both of us being able to grow into adults, but also help out our community college and our community as a whole,” she said.


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