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Sauer-Danfoss contributes to HCC Foundation major gift campaign

FREEPORT�Sauer-Danfoss, a Freeport-based global manufacturer, recently announced a $50,000 donation to Highland Community College Foundation�s �Growing for tomorrow�Changing lives today� major gift campaign in support of the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and the Wind Turbine Technology Center.

As a result of the donation, the HCC Board of Trustees approved the naming of the CNC machining room and the CAD/drafting room in the Technology Center as the �Sauer-Danfoss Manufacturing Technology Center� during their regular session meeting in April. funny easter pictures

The announcement was made by Bert Lohr, director, Freeport operations. According to Lohr, Sauer-Danfoss made this significant commitment to the on-going major gift campaign because of a long-term partnership with HCC. funny pictures

�Highland has for many years worked with us to train our employees in three core areas � CNC machine training, computer skills and manufacturing processes,� said Lohr. �Highland has delivered these courses in our facility and on-campus during three shifts.�

For over 20 years, Highland has conducted training for engineering, maintenance operators and office personnel in courses such as print reading, machine set-up and operation, Microsoft Office program, and Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing concepts. funny images

Dean of Business and Technology Scott Anderson said the donations, including CNC equipment and even internships, have been much appreciated by the students for many years. Anderson looks forward to a continued working relationship with the local employer, a sentiment also held by Highland President Dr. Joe M. Kanosky. funny photos

�This is definitely a win-win situation for Highland, Sauer-Danfoss, and let�s not forget the men and women who received training that qualified them for good jobs,� said Kanosky.

As a major employer in the area, Sauer-Danfoss, with approximately 290 employees in Freeport, focuses on fulfilling the needs of off-highway vehicle and OEM manufacturers with engineered hydraulic and electronic components.

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