On October 8, 2018, Lycoming Resource Management Services (LCRMS) staff and Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College) students visited the Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) facility in Shippensburg, PA, for a factory tour and demo center visit.
Attendees from LCRMS included Landfill Deputy Director Dave Bonus and equipment operators Lukas Brungard and Nate Edkin, and Penn College students included Connor Kepner, R.J. Glosser, Mason Strunk, and Julian Ebanks, each enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment Operator degree program.
To represent the Highway branches with one attendee each, Volvo CE selected Penn College students with hometowns in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Drums, and Lock Haven areas respectively.
Each year, Highway offers two $1,250 HCE scholarships to Penn College students: one to an HCE Technology-Technician student, and one to an HCE Technology-Operator student. Penn College selected Stephen Baran from Hazleton, PA, and Tyler Dunn from Berwick, PA, to receive the Highway scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.
"They [LCRMS and Penn College students] learned about and operated an L350H wheel loader, A60H articulated haul truck, and an EC750EL excavator," said Territory Sales Manager Brian Hoffman, Lock Haven. "Dave Bonus told me that all participants had a great time operating the Volvo equipment and learning about Volvo CE in the Americas."
If you would like to see the Volvo factory and demo machines of your choice in the jobsite simulation yard, contact your local Highway sales representative to schedule a tour.