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Anderson Equipment Co. Lends Bulldozer to Penn College


An equipment loan from an Allegheny County-based company will provide Pennsylvania College of Technology students with a state-of-the-art learning tool through the middle of the Spring 2015 semester.

A Komatsu D 37PX bulldozer was made available to the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies by Anderson Equipment Co., with headquarters in Bridgeville and locations in six states.

A Komatsu bulldozer, on loan from Anderson Equipment Co., will be used through March by students and faculty in Penn College’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies. (Photo by Pamela A. Mix, secretary to the ESC executive director and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies)
A Komatsu bulldozer, on loan from Anderson Equipment Co., will be used through March by students and faculty in Penn College’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies. (Photo by Pamela A. Mix, secretary to the ESC executive director and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies)

Heavy construction equipment faculty plan to use the machinery for instruction in air conditioning, hydraulics, electronics, power train, and introduction to and familiarization with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 emission requirements and technology.

“The loan is important to the growth of the heavy construction technician major, as it provides current technology and exposes the students to the second-largest manufacturer of heavy construction equipment,” said Colin W. Williamson, school dean. “Besides the physical presence of the new ’dozer, training and technical information is provided by Anderson Equipment.”

“The price of purchasing a machine is prohibitive, so this is a solution to both cost and access,” Williamson added. “The winter months are a slower time for the construction industry, but a prime time for education, so everyone wins. Anderson Equipment is to be commended for reaching out to the college and helping our students.”

The equipment loan broadens the college’s relationship with Anderson Equipment Co., which attends the Career Fair and actively recruits Penn College students for internships and full-time employment opportunities.

For more information about Penn College’s heavy construction equipment technology majors, call the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies at 570-327-4516.

For more information about the college, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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