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Saud Anwar

Representing East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor

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Senator Anwar Joins Goodwin College, RGBSI Leaders to Celebrate Donation of Robotic Arm for Training

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EAST HARTFORD, CT—Today, State Sen. Saud Anwar (D-East Hartford) joined Goodwin College and Glastonbury manufacturer RGBSI Inc. at their ribbon-cutting event celebrating RGBSI’s donation of a robotic arm, as well as the hardware and software necessary to operate it, to Goodwin College’s Business and Manufacturing Center. Sen. Anwar also joined state and local officials, including Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz and members of the East Hartford delegation, as well as local leaders, including Goodwin College President Mark Scheinberg, in celebrating the donation.

“This is a wonderful local collaboration between industry and education,” said Sen. Anwar. “Goodwin College’s ability to offer its students next-generation tools that will prepare them for advanced manufacturing careers is a benefit for itself, East Hartford and the entire District. I applaud Goodwin College and RGBSI Inc. for coming together and finding new solutions to prepare for Connecticut’s industrial future.”

“Goodwin College is so excited today to be opening up this facility in collaboration with RGBSI,” said Todd Andrews, Vice President of Economic and Strategic Development at Goodwin College. “It is a wonderful example of how education and our commercial industry have come together on a project which is going to benefit the students in a learning environment and also stand out to industry, giving students a first-hand approach, not only for college students but high school students coming to the Center. We’re so proud to be able to open this facility today.”

“It’s a great opportunity, bringing everyone together to support innovation in robotics,” said Todd Corbin, Senior Vice President of RGBSI, Inc. “This is something that’s been going on for several years between RGBSI and Goodwin College, and it’s going to represent a bright future for both of our companies as well as the state of Connecticut.”

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