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TRAK Machine Tools Augments Equipment Donations


Pennsylvania College of Technology students in automated manufacturing and machining majors will benefit from two more pieces of equipment donated by TRAK Machine Tools Inc.

Richard and Marion Leonhard, part owners of the company, have donated two more computer-numerical-control milling machines for the college’s automated manufacturing lab. This latest gift brings to six the number of machines in the lab donated by TRAK Machine Tools.

The equipment is used in courses such as Basic Machine Tool Programming, Programming and Machining, Machine Tool Applications, and Fixture Design and Fabrication. Hundreds of students in the college’s four manufacturing majors will gain experience on the equipment each academic year.

TRAK Machine Tools Inc. recently donated two more computer-numerical-control milling machines for the college’s automated manufacturing lab. With the machines are, from left, Richard K. Hendricks Jr., automated manufacturing and machining faculty member and department head at Penn College; Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations for the college; and Rudy Gebhard, senior sales representative, Southwestern Industries Inc.
TRAK Machine Tools Inc. recently donated two more computer-numerical-control milling machines for the college’s automated manufacturing lab. With the machines are, from left, Richard K. Hendricks Jr., automated manufacturing and machining faculty member and department head at Penn College; Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations for the college; and Rudy Gebhard, senior sales representative, Southwestern Industries Inc.

“This most recent donation from Richard and Marion and the continued support of TRAK Machine Tools is invaluable to our students,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations. “These machines provide more tools for us to enhance students’ hands-on education.”

Headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, California, TRAK Machine Tools specializes in engineering, manufacturing and distributing tuning and milling equipment for low-volume work. The company regularly recruits at Penn College career fairs and employs the college’s alumni.

“TRAK machines provide additional opportunities for students to learn how to set up, program and operate equipment in the lab,” said Rudy Gebhard, senior sales representative, Southwestern Industries Inc. The Leonhard family and TRAK Machine Tools are pleased to be part of this relationship, which provides benefits to students for years to come.”

Penn College offers a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology; associate degrees in automated manufacturing technology, machine tool technology and metal fabrication technology; and a machinist general certificate.

For more about those majors and other programs offered by the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, email or call 570-327-4520.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development. For more, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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