by editorial board, The Marietta Times, July 25, 2022

A random meeting at a gas station led to two scholarships for a local student. Linn Yost of Micro Machine Works met Jacob Warfield when Warfield was working at the gas station. Yost commented on Warfield’s Washington State Community College shirt, which began a conversation that ended up in an internship for Warfield.

Jacob Warfield graduated cum laude from Washington State with a degree in mechatronics and robotics. He completed a 650-hour internship with Micro Machine Works that also counted as an advanced machining course. When school starts in the fall, Warfield will attend Ohio University working toward a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. Warfield used Solidworks and MasterCam, high-end software that is the industry standard. Jacob Warfield used 3-D printing and a thermoforming process to create the Masonic emblem.

A mentor worked with Warfield using Rhino software for the organic face of the emblem. The Masons are appreciative. We’re very pleased with Jacob’s work on this project. It’s almost too beautiful to use, Lodge Master Randy Waggoner said. Micro Machine Works in collaboration with Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers’ Coalition awarded Warfield $4,000 to help him on his engineering path at Ohio University.