Team 1718, The Fighting Pi

Sponsors

Our sponsors are one of the most important aspects of the team. They allow us to build a robot and compete each year. Without our sponsors, we would not be able to build robots, go to competitions, or even have a FIRST Robotics Team in general. Our sponsors are not just people or businesses that just give us money and stay distant from our team. They are also engineers that show their appreciation for our enthusiasm for science and technology. They give us the opportunity to gain knowledge in fields of engineering, which will help each of our team members have advantages in their careers of the future.

Platinum

Department of Defense: STEM

Department of Defense: STEM
DoD provides learning opportunities from elementary school through graduate school to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. DoD programs connect STEM education in the classroom to the excitement, skills, and challenges that come with safeguarding our country.




Gold

Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences

Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA2S) is a regional magnet center for honors-level mathematics, science and technology. Operated by Armada Area Schools, MA2S offers a four-year integrated program for students in grades 9-12 that focuses on accelerated learning and problem-solving. The center includes an outstanding learning environment rich in hands-on activities and includes a unique blend of students from 7 Macomb county school districts.

Armada Fair

Armada Fair
Often Known as the best little country fair in Michigan, the Armada Agricultural Fair has somethingfor everybody: rides, top name entertainers, demolition derby, tractor and truck pull and more. Their mission is to create an enviornment for a yearly community reunion whereby an opportunity is provided to celebrate achievment: to promote and provide education about agriculture, to build our youth into productivity citizens, and to offer entertainment celebrating the traditional values of the community.

The Schember Family

The Schember Family
Family Sponsor.








Richmond Rotary

Richmond Rotary
The Richmond Rotary provides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill throughout the community.







FCA Foundation

FCA Foundation
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles and related parts and services, components and production systems worldwide through 159 manufacturing facilities, 87 R&D centers, and dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries.





NuStep

NuStep
Before founding NuStep, Dick Sarns, a bio-medical engineer, designed and developed medical devices used in heart surgery including the world-renowned Sarns heart-lung machine. Years later, as research emerged that supported exercise for cardiac patients, Dick shifted his focus to developing exercise products for cardiac rehabilitation. After years of research and development, Dick, and his son Steve, introduced the first recumbent cross trainer. In 1997, NuStep was born.


Armada Area Schools

Armada Area Schools
Armada Area Schools is a public school district located in Armada, Michigan. The district consists of five schools, Orville C. Krause Early Elementary School, Orville C. Krause Late Elementary School, Armada Middle School, Armada High School & The Macomb Academy of Arts & Science.




Silver

Armada Lions Club

Armada Lions Club
Since 1917, Lions have served the world's population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. With 1.4 million members serving in more than 47,030 clubs in over 193 countries and geographical areas, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization.




James Ferrari and Sons, Inc.

James Ferrari and Sons, Inc.
James Ferrari and Sons, Inc. strives for the ideal customer experience. Whether we are providing our high quality sharpening service or supplying you with products and equipment you need for your home or business use. Customer Satisfaction is our Highest Priority.




Laminair Systems

Laminair Systems
Laminair Systems is a full service manufacturer of blow-off and feather duster systems for Industrial Applications and Automotive paint shops worldwide.






Macomb Income Tax

Macomb Income Tax
Since 2010, they have been providing affordable income tax services to individuals throughout the country. Their company is based out of Clinton Township, Michigan, and they can meet you anywhere in Macomb County to pickup and drop-off your tax information.




Prototech Laser, Inc.

Prototech Laser, Inc.
Prototech Laser is a full service metal fabrication company supplying the Defense, Automotive and Industrial sectors. We provide sheet metal processing, metal fabrication, and assembly welding services. When you combine laser cutting and welding, sheet metal bending and forming and CNC machining it results in an expanded capability to better serve you.



Armada Rubber Manufacturing Co

Armada Rubber Manufacturing Co
Armada Rubber makes a wide range of small and medium sized molded rubber parts that fit our customer's needs. For custom rubber products visit our website.



Berville Lions Club

Berville Lions Club
The Berville Lions Club is a charitable organization that was founded to help in the local community, as well as on an international level through the Lions Club.






CTR Electronics

CTR Electronics
Cross The Road Electronics was founded by Mike Copioli and Omar Zrien in 2006. Our goal is to provide robust embedded solutions for various robotic and control applications. We have successfully designed products on multiple processor architectures while incorporating various I/O capabilities and communication protocols including CAN bus, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, and USB (host and device). Our designs are unique, durable and cost effective and have been used by customers worldwide. Whether your needs involve software or hardware - our intent is to provide creative and durable solutions that meet the needs of our customer.



DCS Waterjet Services L.L.C.

DCS Waterjet Services L.L.C.
During our many years in business, we have logged thousand of hours of water jet cutting time for a long list of industries including: Automotive, Aerospace, Architectural, Fabrication, Prototyping, Landscaping, Custom Motorcycles, Custom Cars and Trucks



Macomb County Planning & Econ Dev

Macomb County Planning & Econ Dev
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive. Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents. The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security.



Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Department of Education
The Michigan Department of Education is a state agency of Michigan, in the United States. The MDE oversees public school districts in the state. The department is governed by the State Board of Education.





National Defense Industrial Association

National Defense Industrial Association
The National Defense Industrial Association drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry, and academic members to address them.



ABB

ABB
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.



Bronze

Ajax Paving Industries, Inc.

Ajax Paving Industries, Inc.
As an industry leader in concrete and asphalt manufacturing, Ajax Paving Industries has a long history of delivering high-quality, proven results along with professional service and competitive pricing. Whatever the application, whatever the specifications, Ajax knows how to pave the way.




Core and Main

Core and Main
They distribute a complete line of water, sewer, fire protection and storm drain products to serve the needs of both contractors and municipalities. These products are integral to building, repairing and maintaining water and wastewater systems and serve as part of the basic municipal infrastructure required to support population and economic growth, and residential and commercial construction.




Chrysler Core Body and Exterior Design

Chrysler Core Body and Exterior Design
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (abbreviated as FCA) is an Italian-American corporation and currently the world’s eighth largest auto maker. The group was established in late 2014 by merging Fiat and Chrysler into a new holding company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.




Krause Veterinary Clinic

Krause Veterinary Clinic
Krause Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Armada, MI. The professional and courteous staff at Krause Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients which include dogs, cats, horses and cattle.




PrintAll

PrintAll
At PrintAll, They are capable of UPS shipping, custom design work to printing, big and small! PrintAll is proud to offer all of their customers the variety they deserve when doing their shopping. That’s why they’re happy to accommodate custom orders for any products that you don’t see on their regular inventory list.




ETNA Supply Industries, Inc.

ETNA Supply Industries, Inc.
We are a Plumbing products distributor with emphasis on commercial and residential plumbing products. Our Municipal Division provides municipalities with pipe, water meters, fire hydrants, and the related support services. The Underground Division provides contractors with piping supplies for delivery of water and drainage to subdivisions, and major construction projects. The Fire Protection Division is responsible for providing commercial building fire protection systems. This department provides custom pipe flaring and threading, and welding services. Our Heating Division provides the material and expertise for all water heating, and snow melt systems. We also have our own Logistics capabilities in our Inter Commerce Express Division. Finally, we have 6 Infusion Kitchen and Bath Showrooms with on site associates to help customers with the selection and specification of all kitchen and bathroom fixtures.




Armada Fire Department

Armada Fire Department
The mission of the Armada Township Fire Department is to protect lives and property in the community and ascribe to the highest ethical standards in the profession of Firefighting and Emergency Services. We hold the organizational values of Armada Township as the base upon which we build these principles. In that endeavor, we recognize that the citizens hold us to a higher ethical and moral standard because they entrust us with their lives, the lives of their loved ones, their property, and their valuables. Therefore, each member of the Armada Township Fire Department shall, with due deliberation, live according to ethical principles consistent with professional conduct and pledge to follow our ethical principles.



Runco Waste Industries, Inc

Runco Waste Industries, Inc
RUNCO Waste Industries is a full-service waste company with a deep knowledge of the waste industry. They have been providing custom solutions for business and residential customers since the 1960's. As a local leader of the Metro Detroit area in waste collection they can handle jobs of any size. They strive to provide flexible & easy solutions to meet your unique needs.






Flying Hog Barbeque

Flying Hog Barbeque









Goretski Farms

Goretski Farms









Special Forces Association

Special Forces Association
The Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.



General Fasteners Company

General Fasteners Company
General Fasteners Company is a full-service distributor of Fasteners and Assembly Components. We excel at providing great products, superior customer service, customized Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs, product testing, and engineering solutions for our valued customers.



Wendy's in Romeo

Wendy's in Romeo
At Wendy's, we're all about serving up fresh food, even if it means going the extra mile. When you walk through our doors, we do what we can to make everyone feel at home because our family extends through your community.





Clarity Tile and Stone

Clarity Tile and Stone




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