Category Archives: Sponsorship

Precision Agriculture by John Deere

Today we had visitors from John Deere give a presentation on Precision Agriculture and where the agriculture industry may be heading in terms of technology. The precision and accuracy that these large industrial machines have is astounding! The technology that goes into these machines and systems are comparable to the technologies developed by companies like Apple and Google. It is very possible that young engineers like ourselves will be working towards advancing these technologies in the next 5 or 10 years. Special thanks to John Deere for taking the time to present and informing us of the future opportunities in the agricultural industry.

Alex, AA

Lunch with John Deere

Today, we had visitors from John Deere Financial Inc. (from Ontario) and Enns Brothers (from Winnipeg) treat the team to lunch. They also gave a presentation on the numerous career related opportunities the company has to offer with emphasis on investing in their employees. In addition, we are very excited to announce that John Deere Canada will again be supporting the team this year! We look forward to working with them in the near future.

Alex, AA

Monday Night HIRED with MacDon Industries

Today MacDon Industries presented at the Monday Night HIRED event. A number of UMATT members attended this event to show their support to UMATT’s biggest sponsor (see right picture). If you missed the event, worry not! MacDon will return to the University of Manitoba for the ASE Career Fair this Thursday from 3-7 pm. Further details can be found on their website:

Alex, AA

Hitch Courtesy of MacDon Industries

Our new (modified) hitch parts came in and we welded her up good. FYI: It sat hot for about 2 hours before finally cooling down–Do Not Touch! Special thanks to MacDon for making these hitch parts, the original hitch parts, and many many other parts!

Old Hitch


New Hitch


Alex. AA

Brake Rotors Courtesy of Extreme Machine

We picked up our new brake rotors today and made sure they line up with our wheel hubs (not shown in picture)–they do! Special thanks to our friends at Extreme Machine for making this happen.


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Welcome to the team John Deere!


We would like to welcome John Deere Canada to our 2015 Silver Sponsors.  John Deere Canada has generously donated $1000 cash which will go towards shop upgrades, tools, competition & travel fees, fabrication costs, and other miscellaneous items. They have also offered to share their years of industry expertise. We look forward to working with John Deere Canada today and in the near future.


Alex, AA

MacDon Info. Night

Hey everyone,

Maybe you saw the foreshadowing message in the shop day 3 photos; or maybe you didn’t… Either way, we were very happy to have our top sponsor, MacDon, come out and talk about the importance of being involved with student design groups like UMATT, the job/career opportunities that are made available by being involved, and inspire us to be better at what we do.


IMG_20150129_181713093_HDRMacDon Rotary“at the end of the day, our equipment helps producers
harvest the crops that feed the world.” – MacDon Industries

Alex, AA

Ag. Recruitment

Thanks to everyone who came out to the recruitment meeting today. Also, special thanks to Debbie Tabor from MacDon for giving a short presentation (while sick! Hope you feel better soon!) on the types of skills and experiences agricultural industries are looking for–experiences similar to the ones that can be acquired through student design teams like UMATT.


Also a reminder that we will be having a shop day this Sunday starting at 9 am till around 3 pm. If you’re not busy, Ray has added a number of new tasks to the whiteboard.

Hope to see everyone out!

Alex, AA

Welcome to the team Bush Hog!!!

We would like to welcome the fine folks at Bush Hog to our 2013 Gold Sponsors.  Bush Hog has graciously donated parts to this year’s competition tractor.

Thanks Bush Hog.

Thanks Bush Hog! New Parts Day!

MacDon & UMATT 2013

Have you met MacDon yet?

We certainly have and can now count them as one of our top sponsors!

UMATT 2013 will have contributions from the harvesting specialists!

Check out their website by clicking on any of the pictures!

MacDon Flex Header

MacDon Rotary