Two dozen College of Engineering students and staff had a chance to look under the hood on April 9th at the Fontaine Modification-sponsored Dinner and Learn at their north Charlotte facility. Over a dozen Fontaine engineers, including four alumni, gave small group tours to the attendees. Fontaine customizes large trucks for a variety of clients such Freightliner and Volvo.
The type of trucks vary depending on the location, for example in the Charlotte facility off of Mt. Holly Road, the Fontaine engineers work on day trucks such as Street Sweepers and Transporters. Fontaine hosted the dinner event to showcase all the creative and challenging work their engineers do and to discuss employment opportunities including internships, co-ops and full-time jobs. The event was so successful that Fontaine is planning to host another event in the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information about Fontaine visit their website created just for the College of Engineering http://www.fontainemodification.com/#!careers===uncc/c7gk.