Team 7 Logging Tie Downs
About This Project:
For the state of Maine logging has always been one of biggest resources for our economy. In 2012 Maine’s lumber was its top export accounting for $885 million dollars and 28.9% of all exports (Maine Woods Coalition). One problem facing this industry is the health of its workers and potential injuries on the job. Shoulder injuries are a big problem especially for the workers who are driving the logging trailers. To secure the logs drivers must throw 3” ratchet straps over the trailer which is causing shoulder injuries as well as other injuries during the winter months from slipping and falling while trying to throw these straps over. Our task is to find a better and safer way for them to get the straps over to prevent injury and save on the amount of time it takes to secure the straps.
10/9/2015: Visited Madden Timberlands site. Pictures from our visit available here:
Hometown: St.Agatha Maine
Austin is a Senior Mechanical Engineering Technology student at the University of Maine. Austin is interested in Design and Research and Development and has had opportunities to explore those interests through internships at places such as the Advanced Manufacturing Center, JSI Store fixtures, and the Foster Center for Student Innovation. In his free time he enjoys golfing, attending events with his brothers at Alpha Gamma Rho, making music, or doing graphic design and 3D design work.
Hometown: Washington Township, New Jersey
Adam is a Mechanical Engineering Technology student at the University of Maine. He is a Philadelphia area native that moved to Maine during High School. Adam is interested in the advancement of design and manufacturing of the transportation industry. This involves land, marine, and aerospace transportation. His favorite thing to do is to attend University of Maine men’s hockey games throughout the hockey season.
Hometown: Watertown, Massachusetts
Campbell is a Senior Mechanical Engineering Technology student at the University of Maine. Campbell is interested in hands on work, and experiences. He has also been a mentor for a FIRST Robotics team for the past 4 years.
Hometown: Scituate, Massachusetts
Brian is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in Electrical Engineering Technology. He currently works as a multi-pitch rock climbing guide for Acadia Mountain Guides. Brian is interested in connecting his engineering degree with his passion for outdoor recreation and education. In his spare time he can be found whitewater kayaking or training for his next trip to big mountains. .
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