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Rockwell Collins contributes $100,000 to training program at the University of Regina

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Rockwell Collins contributes to training program at the University of Regina

Rockwell Collins has contributed one-hundred thousand dollars to the Lean Manufacturing Training Program at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan.


May 29, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

May 29, 2008 – Rockwell
Collins has contributed $100,000 to the Lean Manufacturing Training
Program at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. The
university’s program is designed to teach students how to implement
continuous process improvement while eliminating waste.

“At Rockwell Collins, we have embraced Lean
manufacturing principles as a way of delivering greater value to our
customers,” said Greg Churchill, executive vice president and chief
operating officer of Rockwell Collins Government Systems. “By learning
Lean today , University of Regina students will bring these important
principles to companies in the future.”

“Through this investment, Rockwell Collins is
providing the University of Regina’s faculty of engineering with an
opportunity to expand our offerings,” said University of Regina Dean of
Engineering, Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul. “The enhanced lean
manufacturing training will provide a competitive advantage both to our
students and the companies that will employ them.”

The contribution is part of Canada's Industrial and
Regional Benefits (IRB) Program. The IRB procurement policy ensures
that foreign companies invest in Canada's regional economic development
at a level similar in value to the amount of awarded contracts.

"The continued support and investment of Rockwell
Collins in Saskatchewan is significant and appreciated," Saskatchewan
Enterprise and Innovation Minister Lyle Stewart said. "The people of
our manufacturing industry are highly innovative and motivated. The
growing importance of the Lean manufacturing practices we continue to
integrate into our training and production activities cannot be
understated as our products reach a widening global market."

In 2006, Rockwell Collins was selected by General
Dynamics Canada, part of the Sikorsky Aircraft-led Maritime Helicopter
Team, to provide tactical data link capability for Canada’s Maritime
Helicopter Project (MHP).
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the
development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation
electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications.
Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission
communications, information management and simulation and training is
delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network
that crosses 27 countries.

To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com/ .