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Multi-Terrain Loader Donated to College’s Earth Science Center

Recently completing the donation of a multi-terrain loader to Pennsylvania College of Technology are, from left, Wayne R. Longbrake, the college's dean of natural resources management%3B Karl Quinn, training manager for Alban Tractor Co. Inc., instrumental in arranging the donation%3B Mark Wilkinson, service operations representative, Caterpillar Inc.'s Harrisburg District%3B and Debra M. Miller, the college's director of corporate relations.Continuing a long-standing and beneficial relationship with Pennsylvania College of Technology, Caterpillar Inc. recently donated a used multi-terrain loader to the college’s School of Natural Resources Management.

Alban Tractor Co. Inc. was instrumental in arranging the donation of the CAT 257B High Row Skid Steer Loader, valued at $26,000, which will be used in a variety of majors at Penn College’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.

“If we expect educators to continue teaching what we need, industry needs to be involved,” said Karl Quinn, Alban’s training manager in Sterling, Va., and a member of the college’s Heavy Construction Equipment Technology/Caterpillar Advisory Committee. He was accompanied in the donation by Mark Wilkinson, a service operations representative with the Harrisburg District office of Caterpillar Inc.

Wayne R. Longbrake, dean of natural resources management, said the equipment’s versatility, rubber-track undercarriage and advanced hydraulics will be of great use to students in majors ranging from diesel to horticulture.

Alban and other members of the college’s Caterpillar network annually sponsor diesel majors, as well as students in heavy construction equipment technology and electric power generation technology, through their Excellence Fund, and like Quinn a number of employees and dealer representatives sit as corporate advisers to the college.

For more information about the School of Natural Resources Management, call (570) 320-8038, send e-mail or visit online .

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