Blaser Swisslube Customers Raised $2000 for NRL

March 12, 2020 8:28 am

Goshen, NY – A recent promotion from Blaser Swisslube challenged U.S. manufacturers to test a Blaser metalworking fluid or to share a user experience to raise funds for the National Robotics League (NRL). The 2019 year-end offer raised $2,000 for the workforce development program.

“Like all growing companies, we are in need of and competing for new talent,” said Carsten Witthuser, Managing Director of Blaser Swisslube Americas. “Supporting the NRL is another way for us to be proactive and encourage the next generation in manufacturing.”

At NTMA Spring Conference, Blaser Swisslube presents NTMA executives with a $2,000 donation to benefit the workforce development program, NRL. From left: Carsten Witthuser, Managing Director of Blaser Americas; Mark Lashinske, NTMA Board Chair; Roger Atkins, NTMA President; Kevin Ahaus, NTMA AMPED Chair; Bill Padnos, NTMA Workforce Development Manager.

NRL is a program of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) designed to promote STEM skills for manufacturing by organizing student teams to design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in gladiator-style competition. The program is supported by individual volunteers and donations from companies like Blaser Swisslube.

“This is a fun and hands-on way to create excitement about technology careers,” said Roger Atkins, President of NTMA. “It engages young people while teaching critical skills we need in our future workforce. We appreciate all of the support for NRL from the NTMA membership.”

Plan to attend the NRL 2020 National Championship May 15-16 to see the carnage up close at the California University of Pennsylvania! Sign up to be a volunteer or just learn more at


Blaser is a family-owned Swiss company serving customers in over 60 countries. The company is focused on developing high-quality cutting and grinding fluids that deliver productivity, economic efficiency and machining quality in all industries. Blaser also takes environmental protection extremely seriously and is known for dependable products that are gentle on both people and the environment.

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