WVU Baja Team

Butler Gas Supports WVU Baja SAE Team

Butler Gas Loans Vital Equipment to WVU Student Team

Pittsburgh, PA – Butler Gas is proud to support the Baja SAE Team from West Virginia University. The team, made up of engineering students, designs and builds an off-road vehicle to compete in the annual Baja SAE competition. 

“I would like to express my gratitude to your company and to Shawn, your Regional Sales and Operations Manager, for loaning us an Argon cylinder to use during the 2022 BAJA-SAE design competitions,” says Dr. Tony McKenzie, faculty advisor for the WVU Baja SAE Team. “I have known Shawn for over 12 years, and he was very helpful in a very short turnaround time frame.”

“We have been serving the Morgantown community for over twenty years, and are thrilled to finally have brick and mortar here,” says Abydee Butler Moore, CEO of Butler Gas. “We are appreciative of all that WVU and its Baja SAE Team do for promoting welding and engineering skillsets in the next generation, and are honored to have been involved.”

SAE competitions go beyond textbook theory by providing engineering students with an opportunity to work together as a team to design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle. Every team’s goal in Baja SAE is to design and build a prototype of an all-weather, rugged, single-seat, off-road recreational vehicle intended for sale to the non-professional weekend off-road enthusiast. In the SAE Formula Challenge, students must design, build, and compete in a set of static and dynamic events using small Formula-style racing vehicles.

About Butler Gas

Butler Gas manufactures and distributes compressed cylinder gases, cryogenic liquids, and dry ice, in addition to related gas, welding, and safety supplies. With the most packaged gas offerings of any company in the region, Butler Gas believes its customers do not have to sacrifice service for capabilities. Butler Gas is a third-generation family-owned-and-operated business with extensive services including bulk gas supply and installations for oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide. Cylinder services include options to own, lease, or rent, and cylinder tracking to increase customers’ safety and profitability.

Visit Butler Gas at 245 S Plant St, Morgantown, WV 26501, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

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