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Students Construct Picnic Tables for Natural Gas Training Site


Students in Peter Kruppenbacher's Construction Hand and Power Tools class recently built 10 picnic tables for the pavilion at the Energy Technology Education Center along Route 15.
Students in Peter Kruppenbacher’s Construction Hand and Power Tools class recently built 10 picnic tables for the pavilion at the Energy Technology Education Center along Route 15.
Student-built tables await delivery to ETEC pavilion.
Student-built tables await delivery to ETEC pavilion.

Seventeen students in Penn College’s School of Construction and Design Technologies built 10 picnic tables for the pavilion at the Energy Technology Education Center, along Route 15 south of Williamsport. Peter Kruppenbacher, assistant professor of building construction technology, said his Construction Hand and Power Tools class was divided into smaller groups,  each using a pattern to make part of the table. Once the pieces were completed, he said, the students formed an assembly line to finish the job. The tables, with pressure-treated legs for longer life, will be delivered by General Services next week. Four of the students displayed their handiwork alongside Kruppenbacher (second from right) in a carpentry laboratory Thursday morning. From left are Kyle A. Csorba, of Hamilton, N.J.; Ryan J. Lamont, of Ambler; Mark J. Boff, of Glenside; and Christopher R. Burke, of Fanwood, N.J. Lamont is enrolled in the building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration major; Boff is a residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration student; and Csorba and Burke are building construction technology majors. ETEC supports hands-on training for workers in the natural gas industry and other energy-related fields, as well as emergency-response personnel.

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