Civic, Business, and Educational leaders in Thurston County see a need for a center that provides a place for entrepreneurship, development of skills and experience that will lead to employment, new business expansion, and a place for people to conceive and complete personal projects. The realization of this Mission is the Lacey MakerSpace.
The Lacey MakerSpace (LMS) is a community center that contains, in one place:
- Industrial quality equipment that uses cutting edge of technology not generally available in other venues;
- A resource and access for local business to equipment, technology, and fabricators.
- Training in use of computers and equipment to meet employers needs for qualified staff; and
- Collaboration with those with similar interests to offer ideas for successful completion of projects.
Lacey MakerSpace at Zaverl Hall
Zaverl Hall, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, is the home of the Lacey MakerSpace. Members are able to prototype new products, gain skills and experience important to entering the workforce, and complete projects with the advanced tools. A classroom is available for equipment and safety training as well as computer modeling.
Zaverl Hall is located near campus activities, public transportation, South Puget Sound Community College, the Thurston Economic Development Council, the Timberland Regional Library, and Lacey City Hall, all of which will be available to its members.
“For over 120 years, Saint Martin’s University has supported projects that improve the quality of life in the South Puget Sound. In that tradition, we are pleased to endorse the Lacey MakerSpace. Saint Martin’s University encourages others to join in this effort.” Roy F. Heynderickx, President, Saint Martin’s University