Welding Expansion

The Welding Expansion Recognition Wall, described by the president as “a shining example of the innovative minds throughout our campus community.”

Welding Expansion

Thank you

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and the following Penn College alumni, corporate partners, and friends who have invested in the Welding Expansion Project, students now have 55,000-plus square feet of cutting-edge equipment and technology to refine their skills, fill unmet demand, and transform the future of the welding industry.

  • Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
  • Octopuz Inc.
  • KUKA Robotics Corporation
  • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • CLOOS Robotic Welding Inc.
  • Fronius USA, LLC
  • Laserline Inc.
  • Libellula
  • The Lincoln Electric Company
  • Cambridge Vacuum Engineering
  • Dolphitech
  • Hypertherm, Inc.
  • High Steel Structures LLC
  • Precitec Inc.
  • Michael R. Allen
  • James N. Colton
  • Curtiss-Wright
  • Effective Controls, Inc.
  • Davie J. Gilmour
  • Frederick T. Gilmour
  • Greiner Industries, Inc.
  • John Deere & Company
  • Packaging Progressions, Inc.
  • PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
  • Michael R. Allen ‘16
  • Michael R. Allen ‘88, ‘06, ‘10
  • Austin L. Aubinoe ‘15
  • Galen G. Beach ‘73
  • Tom Billingsley ‘72
  • Robert V. Blauser ‘96, ‘00
  • Howard W. Calkins ‘60
  • James N. Colton II ‘02, ‘03
  • Garrett D. Corneliussen ‘17
  • Marjorie E. Costello
  • Floyd M. Dively ‘61
  • Zach E. Edwards ‘15, ‘17
  • Michael A. Ehn ‘08
  • William G. Fiely ‘68
  • Shaun G. Friant ‘14
  • Davie Jane & Frederick T. ‘66, ‘72 Gilmour
  • Robert C. Girvin ‘14, ‘16
  • Mike Harris ‘09
  • Kenneth L. Holcomb ‘67
  • Loni & Doug Kline
  • Logan M. Kucerak ‘11
  • Harold M. Long, Jr. ‘73
  • David A. Manikowski ‘16
  • Alex B. Matteson ‘11
  • Draven L. Miller ‘18
  • Andrew S. Norton ‘17
  • Morgan A. Olbrich ‘12, ‘13
  • Matthew ‘05 & Alicia ‘03 Reiff
  • Orlando Resto ‘13
  • David S. Richards
  • Mr. and Mrs. William A. Smith
  • Christopher M. Tkatch ‘17
  • Stephen M. & Lynn C. Toth
  • Tim Turnbach Family
College celebrates expanded welding lab, industry partners

College celebrates expanded welding lab, industry partners

Read about the expanded and enhanced welding lab—at 55,000-plus square feet, believed to be the largest such facility in higher education nationwide—dedication on Feb. 6.

YouTube Video

Watch a recap of the recently expanded and enhanced welding lab. Thanks in part to tremendous corporate support, the lab includes an electron beam welder, CNC plasma cutters, laser welding, automation and robotics, and 124 individual welding booths.

Welding News


Take a video tour of welding & metal fabrication at Penn College

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Labor Day week appropriately features hiring events

There was no shortage of networking opportunities during the holiday-curtailed week, as Career Services kicked off its September lineup of Recruitment Days. Among programs in the spotlight were automated manufacturing & machining, welding & metal fabrication, and nursing.


Penn College students lead in manufacturing scholarships

Pennsylvania College of Technology students received nearly a third of all scholarships from a national foundation devoted to skilled manufacturing careers. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs – the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International – awarded the $1,500-$2,500 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a certificate or degree program leading to a manufacturing career.