Students will now have the opportunity to test their learning on a construction bulldozer thanks to a donation from Anderson Equipment Co. The donation will support the Heavy Construction Equipment Technology program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The five-month assignment, which runs through April 2022, gives students of Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Trades Technician access to a new 2022 Komatsu D51PX-24 Crawler Dozer – worth of $245,190 – for educational purposes.
Students will perform landing gear measurements; emissions training; and electronic, hydraulic and HVAC diagnostics on the bulldozer.
Anderson Equipment Co., with 18 full-service locations in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, has partnered with Penn College for equipment mandates since 2014. The company is a member of the Visionary Society (support totaling ($100,000 – $499,999) on the college donor wall.
“Anderson Equipment has shown its commitment to the type of education offered by Penn College in our heavy construction equipment programs,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations. “We thank Anderson Equipment for their continued partnership and support of our students as they learn additional skills on Komatsu equipment.”
“Anderson Equipment is proud to partner with Penn College on this equipment mission,” said Jerry Skiff, service manager. “It’s a win-win; Penn College and its students can use the latest technology equipment as part of their educational program, and Anderson Equipment name recognition exposes students to our company who may be considering a future employer.