From The Times Weekly website:
Joliet Central High School Auto Tech students in the STEM Academy are gaining relevant hands-on industry automotive experience thanks to a new tire changer and balancing equipment located on-site in the school automotive shop. Manufactured by Hunter Engineering Co., a leader in under-car service equipment, these new machines represent the latest in cutting-edge technology and can be found in the vast majority of quality automotive repair shops.
“Tire changing and balancing is a basic skill of automotive maintenance,” said Auto Tech Instructor Milton George. “The new state-of-the-art equipment provides the auto students with the opportunity to gain real hands-on experience using tools they will come across in the work place. I feel that this is a great opportunity for the students to learn new concepts and skills on the very same equipment that they will be using should they choose to continue in the automotive field.”