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Caterpillar donates equipment to ECU

(Dec. 17, 2004)   —   East Carolina University received two large equipment donations from Caterpillar, the manufacturing company of heavy equipment and machinery.

A presentation took place Friday at the university's Grounds Department with university officials, staff members and representatives from Caterpillar present.

The two donated pieces of equipment - a Telehandler TH215 and a Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader - together are valued at more than $100,000. Construction management majors will use the machines to learn the operation capacity of the equipment.

"We're using muscle power now for some projects," said Ron Sessoms from the Department of Construction management. "This equipment will add an element of speed and is a real nice addition.

Students will also use the equipment to help with Habitat for Humanity projects, said Douglas Kruger, chair of the Department of Construction management.

"They need to be able to give back to the community and this is just one way to do it," Kruger said.

Scott Cooper, a senior project engineer and an ECU alum, helped to coordinate the donation.


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