Joining companies like Panasonic, Michelin, and Dupont, Penn-Union had a hand in the construction of the Queen’s University Solar Vehicle. Working on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the Queen’s University Solar Vehicle Team, which designed and built the “Mirage” solar car, installed Penn-Union’s BLUA aluminum compression connectors in the vehicle using the company’s TDM-500 mechanical compression tool with telescoping handles.

Designed by the team of volunteer faculty and students from the university, the car can reach a top speed of 77.7 mph. The group will put the car’s capabilities to the test against teams from around the world at the 2001 World Solar Challenge in Australia beginning Nov. 18.