• Evinrude BRP hosted a “Kids at Work Day” Friday, March 1, at the company’s Spruce Pine facility. Pictured, back row, from left, are Evinrude employees Scott Wilkings, Patrick Byrd, Eric McClellan, Hank Greene and Curtis Taylor. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Mason Byrd, Colton McClellan, Jeremiah Greene and Jacob Greene. (Photo submitted)
    Evinrude BRP hosted a “Kids at Work Day” Friday, March 1, at the company’s Spruce Pine facility. Pictured, back row, from left, are Evinrude employees Scott Wilkings, Patrick Byrd, Eric McClellan, Hank Greene and Curtis Taylor. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Mason Byrd, Colton McClellan, Jeremiah Greene and Jacob Greene. (Photo submitted)

Evinrude hosts ‘Kids at Work Day’

SPRUCE PINE – Evinrude hosted a “Kids at Work Day” Friday, March 1, for Mitchell County students and their parents who are Evinrude BRP employees at the Spruce Pine facility.  

The event began with an introduction from BRP Site Leader Scott Wilkings, who explained the Spruce Pine facility manufactures aluminum castings for Evinrude outboard engines. 

After lunch, students were given a tour of the production facility, allowing employees to describe in detail their specific job duties from the foam side of the process through to the cast side. 

Students were then invited to a question-and-answer session facilitated by Plant Manager Curtis Taylor and rounded out by Richard Gambill, who planned the event.

In addition to serving Mitchell County Schools by hosting a “Kids at Work Day,” Evinrude recently donated a much-needed Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, and AED Trainer to Mitchell High School. 

The new AED will be placed on the first floor where the majority of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, classes take place.

“We appreciate Evinrude/BRP for supporting Mitchell County Schools,” said Chad Calhoun, superintendent of Mitchell County School. “The partnership bond is important in the education of our students. Thank you for all you do.”

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