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Ventura County Businessman Makes Grant To State University

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:54am

The owner of a Ventura County based tool making company which is the largest of its type in North America made a big donation to a state university, for a new engineering lab.

Gene Haas gave $50,000 to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, for the university’s Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department.

The money will be used for laboratory equipment, as well as scholarships. Haas owns Oxnard based Haas Automation, which is a machine tool manufacturing operation.

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