We started a Summer Internship with Tennessee Technological University

Special commentary about these two young men. It was a pleasure to meet these two fine individuals. Micheal and Phillip both have a very strong intellect and both exhibited a strong team attitude, and a strong work ethic. We kicked off our first summer internship program in 2013. We are proud to have had them on our first summer internship program and would highly endorse either of these men.

Micheal A. Mason--Summer 2013



School--Tennessee Technological University
Major: Mechanical Engineering.
Year: Senior


Working this summer at MGM Industries has been a great experience. While working on the test wall we built wooden frames to hold the windows for testing. The three different tests we performed were air filtration, water filtration, and structural. Using these three tests we found the design pressure rating for the window. If the window needed to have a higher design pressure then we tried to find a way to strengthen the window in a way so it would pass the tests at that rating. Working in the shop we learned how to weld and use a mill. We also learned about other machining processes that we can use in the future. When they asked us if we would be willing to work on the production lines I really did not know what I was getting into. We worked on multiple lines, the glass department, and in shipping. It was a not an easy job but it was a great learning experience. Thanks, MGM, for an amazing experience.

Phillip Adams--Summer 2013



School--Tennessee Technological University.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior


Working this summer at MGM Industries has been a great experience. While working on the test wall we built and broke down wooden frames that held the windows for testing. The best part of working on the test wall was actually performing the three different tests: air filtration, water filtration, and structural. Using these three tests we established the design pressure rating for the window. If the window needed to have a higher design pressure then we tried to design a way to strengthen the window so it would pass the tests at that rating. While working in the shop I learned how to weld, use a lathe, and use a mill. We also learned a few little machining tricks we can use in the future. After we were there for a while they asked if we would also like to work on the production lines to learn more about how the windows were put together. During this time we worked on multiple lines, in the glass department, and in shipping. I think this summer was a great learning experience and I hope it can have the same benefit to those who intern here in the future. (Note from Abe: I remember being "asked" to work in the plant by Dad when I was coming up. Learning a strong work ethic never hurt anyone.)