The longstanding relationship between Caterpillar Inc. and Pennsylvania College of Technology, marked by student support that ranges from financial aid to substantial instructional equipment, continues with the donation of a 2011 C9.3 diesel engine.
The recent gift to the college's School of Natural Resources Management resulted from the efforts of Caterpillar partners Randy Fetterolf, corporate recruiter for Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc., assisted by Karl Quinn, training manager for Alban Tractor Co. Inc.
"Caterpillar has once again shown support for the students in our programs," said Mary A. Sullivan, dean of the school. "Responding to this rapidly changing industry is financially challenging, and this donation ensures that our graduates enter the workforce ready to work with the most current technology."
On hand for the donation of a diesel engine are, from left, Randy Fetterolf, corporate recruiter, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co.; Matt Washic, corporate used parts manager at Cleveland Brothers; Claude T. Witts, Penn College department head for diesel equipment technology; Mary A. Sullivan, dean of the college’s School of Natural Resources Management; and Tracy Russell, Caterpillar Used Equipment Services Inc. sales center representative.
Sullivan and Claude T. Witts, head of the Diesel Equipment Technology Department, were on hand to accept the donation at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.
The fully functional engine, compliant with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011 Tier 4 emissions regulations, will be used to instruct students in the latest emission-systems operation and troubleshooting procedures.
The engine is designed to optimize fuel consumption and accommodate B20 biofuel; its diesel particulate filter reduces maintenance costs through reduced oil-change intervals.