How it all began
BG University had a nice big training classroom. However, it was solely designed for a classroom environment. New technologies were included in the curriculum, and the space had room for significant improvement. BGU was lacking a dedicated hands-on demo area. These training portions were held in the Auto Lab or even outside in a tent… not the best when it’s cold or in Kansas winds!
A new building emerges
BG broke ground on January 20, 2018, and the race was on to get this project completed by March 2019. The new facility has a modern design with future growth plans taken into consideration.
The new chemistry lab is almost the size of the entire building it previously occupied. It will have many new pieces of equipment to ensure more complex testing in less time. In addition, the lab will be obtaining ISO 17025 certification, which shows that BG’s lab meets the highest standards of any lab around the world.
The new Proving Ground has enough space to handle more vehicles with improved testing efficiency. With a new engine dyno and state-of-the-art equipment, the Proving Ground will be able to tear down and get a full analysis of how BG products perform and obtain improved test results to ASTM standards. A new motorcycle and UTV dyno, as well as an all-wheel dyno, will help give BG the broadest testing capabilities necessary for today’s technologies.