AMC touted in Assembly Magazine’s article about L.L. Bean tote bags

The University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center was included in an Assembly Magazine article about L.L. Bean’s tote bag production. L.L. Bean officials interested in developing automation to increase bag production, improve product quality and lessen physical demands on employees met with representatives of the AMC and Lanco Integrated. Lanco designed and manufactured a machine to handle large and small tote bags. Then AMC staff and students utilized the facility’s laser scanning and alignment equipment to test and modify the machine at the center’s 30,000-square-foot campus lab. Ryan Lindsay, a mechanical engineering technology major, was one of 10 engineering students who worked on the project. Lanco employs several UMaine alumni. “[By] working on these projects and [learning] how their systems are built, the students are ready to go on day one at Lanco,” said Belding in the article. “They have seen all the systems and know exactly what to do when they’re putting those machines together.”