Case Construction Equipment recently donated a diesel engine, transmission and hydraulic pump display from a Case loader/backhoe to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s diesel and heavy equipment technician program. The components will serve as hands-on instructional aids to students enrolled in the program.
Case had been using the equipment at its Tomahawk Customer Center in Tomahawk, Wis., but donated it to the Sturgeon Bay, Wis.-based college after NWTC students visited Tomahawk with their instructor Jon Sowl, senior instructor of the school’s diesel technician program.
“Each year we take our students to visit the Case Customer Center in Tomahawk to learn about the Case product line,” Sowl said. “Students have the opportunity to operate equipment and receive training covering Case equipment history, machine features and technology. Russ Wadzinski, the general manager at Tomahawk, asked us if we had a need in our program for the 580SM components display that they’ve been using in their dealer and customer training programs. We are very excited and grateful to Case for this generous donation.”
The diesel and heavy equipment technician program at NWTC is one of seven such programs in the Wisconsin tech school system, and the only one in the state to be accredited by the Associated Equipment Dealers. NWTC’s diesel program includes instruction covering agriculture, on-highway and construction machinery, and diesel engine maintenance. Upon completion of the two-year program, students receive either an associate’s degree or a technical diploma.
Both Case and its local dealer, Miller-Bradford & Risberg, value the relationship with NWTC. “We’re happy to help Jon and his program,” said Wadzinski. “We look at his students as an important part of our industry’s future. Providing equipment and support is a good way for Case to invest in the future success of the industry.”
Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including loader/backhoes, articulated trucks, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders, telescopic handlers and rough-terrain forklifts.