Students complete bike rack project for city

Published on May 04, 2017 with 1 Comment

Four custom bike racks will soon be placed in downtown Milton and city hall, said Public Works Director George Rials.

The Milton City Council discussed the need for bike racks in early 2016 and Councilwoman Ashley Lay asked if it would be possible to have them built locally instead of buying ready-made bike racks.

Rials said Barry Fulford of Production Metal Stamping contacted him and generously offered to donate materials. “We were fortunate Mr. Fulfort thought of us,” he said.

Locklin Tech took the project and produced unique racks, complete with the Milton gazebo perched atop the rack.

The students created the racks while learning metal inert gas (MIG) welding and plasma cutting. Senior high school students Devin Merrell, Milton High; Michael Wall, Pace High; Alec LaDouceur, Pace High; Mitch McGee, Jay High and Kolby Odom, Pace High worked diligently under the tutelage of their welding teacher, Clint Martin.

It was quite an effort and took some time but it was worth the wait, said Keith Hines, assistant principal at Locklin Tech. “The students learned a lot in the process,” he said.

Rials said the leadership and staff at Locklin Tech have been great to work with. They were eager to help and accommodating throughout the project.


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  1. This is what a can do attitude looks like when everyone works together for the common good !!!!!

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