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Industry rep’s visit spotlights college’s corporate partnerships

From his 14-year vantage, Hensley briefs the class on employee benefits and corporate culture at McClung-Logan.
From his 14-year vantage, Hensley briefs the class on employee benefits and corporate culture at McClung-Logan.
Diesel Engines Laboratory students of Jeremy R. Bell (at center, in blue shirt) gather around a Volvo EC140EL excavator.
Diesel Engines Laboratory students of Jeremy R. Bell (at center, in blue shirt) gather around a Volvo EC140EL excavator.
Hensley quizzes students on the inner workings of the equipment ...
Hensley quizzes students on the inner workings of the equipment …
... and takes rotating groups of classmates aboard for a closer look.
… and takes rotating groups of classmates aboard for a closer look.

The link between Penn College students and the companies that eventually employ them was in direct evidence this past week, as a technical support manager for a leading Mid-Atlantic distributor of heavy construction equipment visited classes at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center. Dan Hensley, of the Baltimore-based McClung-Logan Equipment Co., spent Monday through Thursday in the diesel lab with tomorrow’s technicians – whom he termed “the building blocks of the company” for keeping its extensive fleet in safe, efficient operation. Hensley’s schedule was tailored to the topics taught in each of the 10 groups, from powertrains and hydraulics to emissions and air conditioning. McClung-Logan, representatives of which frequently attend Penn College’s biannual Career Fairs, operates nine full-service locations throughout Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

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