Bobcat Empowers Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

Strengthens established partnership with Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead

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Three Bobcat machines were recently donated to the diesel equipment technology program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead.

Doosan Bobcat provided the equipment as part of a continued focus on community outreach. M State is also one of eight Doosan Bobcat training sites in the United States.

"Providing new manufacturing professionals with hands-on training opportunities is critical to foster the natural talents of these individuals and help them establish a solid learning foundation they can use throughout their careers,” said Laura Ness Owens, vice president of marketing, communication and public affairs at Doosan Bobcat North America. “Through our continued partnership with educational institutions such as M State, we are helping build a future pipeline of skilled manufacturing professionals.”

Bobcat 1BobcatThe donated equipment includes a 2005 Toolcat utility work machine, a 2013 T630 compact track loader and a 2015 T630 compact track loader, as well as a variety of parts that can be used for training modules. The equipment serves to assist in the instruction of service technicians and students on troubleshooting, servicing, operating, repairing and maintenance for all machine components.

“We are thankful for the continued generosity and our strong, long-term partnership with Doosan Bobcat,” said Jim Bainer, instructor and faculty member at M State’s Diesel Equipment Technology program. “Our college has benefited greatly from the equipment, supplies and monetary donations from Doosan Bobcat.”

Over the last 15 years, Bobcat has contributed over $620,000 in equipment, pledge amounts, scholarships and supplies to the college.

“These donations serve as a prime recruiting tool for us; when prospective students see our wide variety of Doosan Bobcat equipment, they know they will get hands-on experiences that will equip them in their careers," said Karen Reilly, associate dean of marketing and outreach at M State.