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HCC Wind Turbine Technology program receives donation from SPX Hydraulic Technologies
1/28/2010

FREEPORT � Highland Community College�s Wind Turbine Technician students are using high performance hydraulic pumps, wrenches and tools thanks to a $21,000 donation from SPX Hydraulic Technologies. funny christmas pictures

The SPX Power Team equipment allows the students to train on industry specific tools as they complete the Wind Turbine Technician associate of applied science degree and certificate programs. �These tools give students first hand experience with the type of equipment they will be using when they leave the program to work in the industry,� according to wind tech instructor, David Vrtol. �We are very excited about the addition of these high quality tools to the program.�

SPX Donation
(From left to right) Steve Jones, SPX Product Application Specialist; Scott Anderson, HCC Dean of Business and Technology; and David Vrtol, Wind Turbine Technician Instructor. funny pictures

The donation includes an electric torque wrench pump, 2 hydraulic torque wrenches, 2 hydraulic hand pumps and several associated components. funny images

�We appreciate the generous donation,� said business and technology dean, Scott Anderson. �This is not our first partnership with industry-specific companies and I certainly don�t think it will be the last. I have been thrilled with the cooperation we have received from the wind energy industry and associated companies.�

According to Steve Jones, product application specialist for SPX Hydraulics, �We are quite impressed with the program here at HCC and wanted to do what we could to support educational efforts that are training workers for the jobs of the future.�

SPX Hydraulic Technologies is a global manufacturer of high pressure hydraulic cylinders, pumps, torque wrenches, workholding and railway track systems headquartered in Rockford, Illinois.

Highland Community College offers more than 60 programs of applied and transfer degrees, community education and business training. In addition to comprehensive academic programming, Highland provides theatre, art and music opportunities for the community. Highland Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association�s Academic Quality Improvement Program. Located in Freeport and Elizabeth, Highland is conveniently positioned in the tri-state region with access to several major metropolitan areas. funny photos



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