Global company donates industrial items to Penn College

Published 01.12.2023

Corporate Relations
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Automated Manufacturing & Machining
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A global manufacturing company’s generosity will enhance the hands-on education of Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

Advanced Metallurgical Group recently donated more than $25,000 worth of industrial items – including gears, bearings, solenoids and air control valves – to benefit Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies.

Pennsylvania College of Technology students seeking degrees related to automation, machining and manufacturing are benefiting from a recent donation of industrial items from Advanced Metallurgical Group. Valued at more than $25,000, the components include gears, bearings, solenoids and air control valves. Students seeking degrees related to automation, machining and manufacturing will have access to the various components in the college’s high-tech labs, according to Howard W. Troup, instructor of automated manufacturing and machining.

“The donation provides additional means for students to use critical thinking and design skills,” Troup said. “Students can use the components to repair or build items for both the college community and corporate partners.”

Based in the Netherlands, AMG produces highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products and provides related vacuum furnace systems and services for several end markets. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Wayne.

“We are thankful that AMG considered Penn College for this donation,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, senior corporate relations director. “This donation will enhance learning opportunities, giving students a stronger educational experience and additional skills that they can bring to industry.”

Students in several majors will have access to the donated items: automation engineering technology: mechatronics, automation engineering technology: robotics & automation, automated manufacturing technology, machine tool technology and manufacturing engineering technology.

“AMG is proud to partner with Penn College through a donation of various components that are useful to the students’ education,” said John Hunt, director of environmental projects. “The hands-on engagement of the Penn College curriculum is valuable in supporting the workforce needs of manufacturing companies, especially AMG.”

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