Sandvik breaks Guinness World Record
Sandvik Coromant made history on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, breaking the Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Coin Mosaic" during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
The world record was made to raise awareness of the vital role that manufacturing industry plays in the U.S economy and the opportunities it presents for the next generation.
Construction on the mosaic took several days and was unveiled officially on September 10, 2014 with the confirmation of the Guinness World Record. The mosaic incorporated more than $65,000 worth of coins – the amount of money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy each second.
The money used in the creation of the mosaic will be donated to The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute), a 501(c)(3) non-profit-organization that remains the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. The donation will help students take advantage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) -education and help fund initiatives including "Dream It. Do It." and "STEP Ahead," a women-in-manufacturing initiative.
Klas Forsström, President, Sandvik Coromant is very pleased with achieving the Guinness World Record, as well as the awareness about the vital role manufacturing plays and the advantageous career opportunities it presents. Forsström says: "It is truly gratifying to know that the sum of the coins used, as well as additional donations from event sponsors, will benefit the growth of the manufacturing industry and the future generations that strive to keep it alive."
For more information on Sandvik Coromant and the world's largest coin mosaic, visit www.sandvik.coromant.com
For more information about The Manufacturing Institute visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org