Sandy High Manufacturing students are benefitting from a generous gift from Pat and Hal Nippert. The gift of $50,000 was left to the school through Pat Nippert’s Trust, in memory of Hal – specifically for the metals manufacturing program.
In 1979 Hal Nippert founded U. S. Metal Works in Sandy. Now managed by their son, Bob Nippert, the business has been a long-term partner with Sandy High School. Manufacturing teacher Paul Panula said, “Our program has improved significantly due to this generous gift. I’ve adjusted the curriculum and increased the skill sets, projects, and welds students are completing.”
The funds were used to purchase two drill presses, a band saw, two lathes, tooling for the lathes, and more.