Since 1969, the plant's twin gas-fired boilers have provided steam heat to all campus buildings via an underground tunnel system. The sign on the west side of the building is one of the first sights to greet visitors when they approach the campus from the west. Because of the plant's highly visible location, it was designed to look like an academic building.
Lake Superior State University
Tied with: Eastern Michigan University
Lawrence Technological University
Western Michigan University
Other participants included: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University
2000 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Region 6 Conference