U of I students fix Buck Knives' machinery

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by WHITNEY WARD & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 6:01 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho-- Some University of Idaho students are earning high praise tonight for fixing an important piece of equipment at the Buck Knives’ manufacturing plant in Post Falls. The repair was part of their senior project. But their project was so good that company leaders decided to put the UI idea to use.

Buck Knives makes more than 2-million knives a year. However, leaders said they were taking a big hit when their pin-inserter machine went on the fritz in September.

“We had a piece of equipment that we knew could work better, but we didn't really have time to take it offline and figure it out,” said Buck Knives President C.J. Buck.

Buck Knives’ leaders handed over the machine to students at the University of Idaho.

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