FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

Our Partners


Garrett County Public Schools

Our local public schools support us by placing robotics on the same level as varsity sports (including grade eligibility)!  They even have a line item in their annual budget to ensure funding comes our way.  Lastly, Garrett County Public School officials always attend our regional and national meets!  What else could you ask for?

Pillar Innovations

Pillar Innovations is a recognized leader in mine support, serving customers nationwide out of six state-of-the-art sales and service facilities. Throughout the company's history, Pillar has been a pioneer of many new technologies in the industry. Pillar prides itself on being a company that delivers superior systems and superior service long after the sale.
Pillar Innovations contributes time, talent, and money to our cause.  Mentors work with us during our build season and materials are supplied.  We do not know what we would do without them!
Thank you, Pillar Innovations!

Beitzel Corporation

Beitzel Corporation is a a turnkey industrial construction & maintenance company.  They cspecialize in Industrial Construction, Excavation, Steel Fabrication, Machining, Electrical, Maintenance, Engineering and Equipment Rental. 
Beitzel Corporation contributes time, talent, and money to our efforts.  Mentors work with us during our build season and attend competitions with us.  Materials are supplied as needed.  Money comes in as well.  Beitzel Corporation is a major partner for Team 1629!  Again, we do not know what we would do without them!
Thank you, Beitzel Corporation!

Wilson Supply, Inc. 

Wilson Supply is an independent distributor of Industrial, Specialty Gases, Gas Equipment and Welding Supplies with over 50 years of experience providing customers with quality products, technical expertise and exceptional customer service.  They provide products and services to a broad range of customers ranging from large research and medical facilities to metal fabrication shops.
Wilson Supply, Inc. contributes time and money to help us meet our yearly budget goals.  Thank you, Wilson Supply, Inc. for your generous support of our team!

Exelon Generation

With their perspective across the energy business and commitment to performance, Exelon maximizes the potential of energy to create a brighter, more sustainable future for their customers, employees, investors and communities. Exelon Generation is one of the nation's leading competitive power generators, with owned generating assets totaling nearly 34,000 megawatts. With strong positions in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas, Exelon is the largest owner and operator of nuclear plants in the United States and maintains a growing renewable energy development business headquartered in Baltimore.
Thank you, Exelon Generation, for your generous support of our team!

Garrett County Government

Garrett County Government contributes the building we call home.  This gives us a wonderful meeting facility that is large enough to accomodate classroom style meeting space, a kitchen, and a large warehouse area that allows us to design, build, test, and practice with our robot on a full size playing field!  This facility also hosts FLL and FTC as well.  Our home gives us a big competitive advantage! 
Thank you, Garrett County Government!

Garrett Container Systems

GCS is a major manufacturer of reusable aluminum shipping containers of varying size and purpose.  GCS specializes as a distributor of high-end tactical equipment for the US Military, Law Enforcement and other government agencies. 
Thank you for your generous support and helping us with transporting our robot and being there when needed!

Phenix Technologies, Inc.

Phenix Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high-voltage, high-current, and high-power test systems and components.
Thank you for your support!


GEARS stands for "Garrett Engineering And Robotics Society".
GEARS is a Non Profit, volunteer based organization, and our mission is to get young people excited about careers in Science, Technology and Engineering.
Thank you for your support of Robotics in Garrett County!