December 9, 2019 by Jonathan Lance

[Update] The Fredericks Company and Temple University Approved for the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Award

[Update] On Friday, December 6, 2019, The Fredericks Company was invited to Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to attend the College of Engineering’s Senior Design Day. Heidi McKenna, President and Shawn Orr, Technical Business Development Manager met with the Temple students who designed and developed an integrated custom electronic tilt measurement sensor to monitor utility poles.

While at the event, the students demonstrated how the TrueTILTTM Dual-Axis Wide-Range Electrolytic Tilt Sensor worked on a model of a utility pole using a tablet to display a live feed off all the reading coming from the utility poles.

The Fredericks Company would like to congratulate all the Temple Students on their hard work and dedication to their Senior Design project.


The Fredericks Company is excited to welcome undergraduate and graduate students from Temple University who was approved for the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Award. The university will work together with The Fredericks Company to design and develop an integrated custom electronic tilt measurement sensor to monitor transmission towers, utility poles, and other equipment.

“We are honored to have been selected as one of the manufacturing companies in PA to be a part of the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program”, said Heidi Mckenna, President of The Fredericks Company, “ The engineering students will learn about the many capabilities of our tilt sensors, work to design and manufacture a product to support our local utility infrastructure and through the entire process get excited about the future of manufacturing in the region.”

Manufacturing PA’s fellowship program was created by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe in 2018. The initiative was designed to partner Pennsylvania’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students with local manufacturers across Pennsylvania to develop new technologies and advance innovation.

For more information about the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program click the link here. For additional information about The Fredericks Company’s tilt measurement solutions, visit our website.

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