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Modern manufacturing inspires the next generation


<strong>Bolton High School senior Crishon Moore takes photos of an engine that Competition Cams helped build. Bolton High School joined other Shelby County Schools in celebrating Manufacturing Day by visiting an advanced manufacturing facility in Memphis.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Last Friday, a group of students from Bolton High School toured Competition Cams Inc., a Memphis-based manufacturer of performance camshafts and other valve train parts. At the beginning of the tour, feet were dragging and yawns were contagious, but as students moved through the production process and more machinery came into play, they began to ask questions.




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