(MARSHALL) – J-W Power Co. in Longview recently made its second donation of equipment this year to Texas State Technical College.
The donation is valued at about $71,000 and includes square tubing, steel pipes, steel plates, check valves, hydraulic pumps, motors, solar panels, an automated plasma cutter and a welding machine. The items will be used for teaching purposes by the technical college’s Diesel Equipment Technology, Welding Technology, Computer Aided Manufacturing and Industrial Maintenance programs.
“We have written this obsolete inventory off, but we are glad it can be repurposed by a college that can put it to good use,” said David Ramaly, plant manager at J-W Power Co. “It will provide usable inventory goods that will be used by students for many years to come. I am so glad we can help TSTC and its students with this donation.”
The company sells, leases and services standard and custom natural gas compression equipment and has the largest privately owned compression fleet in the United States.
The company donated this summer a Waukesha six-cylinder natural gas engine valued at $12,500, along with its parts book and instruction manual. The industrial engine is used in the field as a generator operated off natural compressed gas. The engine went to TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program.
“It is good for companies not only to make donations such as these to help keep us updated with technology, but also to give us a better understanding of the equipment they are using,” said Edward Chaney, lead instructor in the Diesel Equipment Technology and Industrial Maintenance programs at TSTC. “By knowing their equipment, we can introduce our students to the different technologies that are being used today. These donations also help us to build relationships with industry partners for placing our students.”
For more information on how to make a cash or equipment donation to TSTC, contact The TSTC Foundation at 254-867-3900.