Platinum Sponsors

Structure Medical
Structure Medical is a leading manufacturer of medical implant products that are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use these medical devices to treat trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, tumor and congenital conditions.
Pine Lake Preparatory
logo_darkPine Lake Preparatory is a public charter school located in Mooresville, North Carolina, educating students in grades K-12. PLP was founded in 2006 and started with Kindergarten, first, and second grades, and opened its doors to 1300 students in grades K-11 in 2008. PLP’s Upper School students choose a fine arts discipline (orchestra, band, visual art, theatre, and chorus) to study for their four years. In 2013, engineering was added to the curriculum due to influence from FIRST FRC Team SPORK. In addition to the three schools, the campus includes a Fine Arts Building, Athletic and Community Center, and a building dedicated to STEM
Lowe's
Lowe’s Home Improvement is a Fortune 500 American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, was founded and has its international headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina. Lowe’s provides a variety of goods for home improvement and construction projects.

Gold Sponsors

Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand with its North American headquarters located a stone’s throw away in Davidson, NC, Ingersoll Rand is a diversified industrial manufacturer with market-leading brands serving customers in global commercial, industrial and residential markets. Ingersoll Rand has provided a generous grant to Team SPORK, in support of the company’s goal of sponsoring 20,000 females in STEM-related activities to increase career interest.
Google
Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The official mission statement of the company is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in science, technology, engineering and math.
Newell Brands
newell BrandsNewell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known consumer brands. We thank them for a multitude of mentors to teach our members CAD skills.

Silver Sponsors

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There are countless benefits to sponsoring Team SPORK. Participants of Team SPORK learn invaluable life skills such as teamwork, time-management, and leadership. Also, many of our alumni go on to work for the companies that sponsor and mentor us. Working with these companies during their time on Team SPORK helps students explore career opportunities while developing relationships with professionals.

Since 1989, the number of FRC teams has increased from 28 to over 2,200 today. To have a sustainable team, we need sponsors. We are forever grateful to our sponsors because they let us explore our passions by building robots and attending competitions. You can help us achieve our goals by sponsoring FRC Team SPORK #3196 today!

Bronze Sponsors

National Instruments
National Instruments is a multinational corporation that specializes in data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. One of its products, LabVIEW, is the software Team SPORK uses to program our robots. Thank you National Instruments for all your help this season!

Mentor Companies

NASCAR
NASCAR holds races for the general public to view. We thank the people at NASCAR for giving us a mentor to help with building the robot.
Nitro Manufacturing
Nitro ManufacturingNitro Manufacturing is a full­-service fabrication shop specializing in the design, engineering, prototyping and fabrication of custom ­crafted metal equipment. They have the knowledge, equipment, and resources to offer customers a one-­stop shop for custom or commercial projects. They thoroughly develop each stage of a project from start to finish to produce the comprehensive result our customers desire. Nitro has over 40 years of combined industry experience in metal fabrication and manufacture, motorsports, and product design.
NuVision Engineering
NVE Logo - ColorNuVision Engineering is a leading edge technology and applications engineering company focused on providing value in commercial nuclear and power plant industries, government waste remediation facilities, and waste cleanup, by applying expertise in science, technology, engineering, field services, fabrication, and staffing to satisfy our customers’ technical, schedule and economic requirements for over 35 years. NuVision has graciously provided space for us to make our practice field. They also provided us with mentors to help us learn so much information about electrical. Thank you!
3A Composites
3A_logo3A Composites manufactures composite panels, materials for sandwich solutions and integrated sandwich components and is regarded as the market leader in all its target markets. It makes suitable combinations of materials designed to meet the requirements of the relevant applications and are manufactured in large volumes using industrial processes.
Sierra-Cedar
Sierra-Cedar is a large IT services company that works tirelessly to help other businesses improve their processes and practices. Some of their consulting focuses include strategy and research, business analytics and performance management, and industry applications.