Back in May, as part of the 2019 ExxonMobil and BBL Ventures Robotics Reverse Pitch Energy Challenge, a team from CBS ArcSafe traveled to Houston and pitched a winning solution to develop a remote switching and observation device for outdoor switchgear in use at the Baytown refinery. The winning teams won a cash prize and the opportunity to collaborate with ExxonMobil on the development of the robotic device for arc-flash safety. Now, CBS ArcSafe is donating its winnings to champion future roboticists.

“After we won, we thought it would be a great idea to pay it forward by supporting robotics education in our local communities where we have operations,” remarked Tommy Phillips, president of CBS ArcSafe.

On October 23, 2019, CBS ArcSafe donated $5,000 to Carver Career and Technical Education Center, which is located near the ArcSafe facility in Charleston, WV. Justin Gaull, business development manager at CBS ArcSafe, was on hand to present the donation to Lisa Dorsey, the school’s principal, and Bruce Hamrick, integrated production technology instructor.