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Tognum America Contributes $100,000 to Aiken Technical College
Manufacturing and Nuclear Training Facility
web posted March 5, 2013
AIKEN – Tognum America Inc. recently
contributed $100,000 toward the construction of Aiken Technical
College’s Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing. The new
building will support the college’s radiation protection technology,
nuclear quality systems, welding and mechatronics programs.
“We are greatly appreciative of Tognum America’s generous $100,000
contribution toward the Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing,”
said ATC President Dr. Susan Winsor. “South Carolina is
experiencing tremendous growth in the manufacturing and energy sectors,
and Tognum America has been actively engaged with ATC in developing
workforce solutions in our area. We look forward to continuing to
work together to provide opportunities for our citizens and for our
Through capital contributions like the one from Tognum America, Aiken
Technical College will be able to build and equip the proposed facility
with state-of-the-art equipment enabling it to provide the highest
quality training to meet industry needs.
“When we moved our production to Aiken County in 2010, ATC was a
significant factor to our success,” said Joerg Klisch, Tognum America
Vice President of North American Operations. “They provided
training space, experienced instructors and recruiting support. ATC is
often chosen by our employees to help them continue their career
growth, which is supported by the Tognum tuition program. We are happy
to support this ATC economic development project which will be very
beneficial to the industrial community in Aiken County.”
Aiken Technical College received a $2 million grant from the Economic
Development Administration in 2012 to build the Center for Energy and
Advanced Manufacturing, with the requirement of securing a $2 million
match from private sources.
The Aiken Technical College Foundation kicked off its Putting Knowledge
to Work capital campaign in September 2012 to seek community and
industry contributions, and the foundation reports that to date more
than $1.6 million has been raised toward its goal.
Tognum America (formerly MTU Detroit Diesel) is a Tognum Group company
and is responsible for the manufacture, sales and support of MTU and
MTU Onsite Energy branded products in North and Latin America.
With its two business units, Engines and Onsite Energy, the Tognum
Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines and propulsion
systems for off-highway applications and of distributed power
generation systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up
to 10,000 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW and
gas turbines up to 45,000 kW.
The product portfolio of the Engines business unit comprises MTU
engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and
defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The Onsite Energy
business unit supplies distributed power generation systems carrying
the MTU Onsite Energy brand. These comprise diesel engines for
emergency power, prime power and continuous power, as well as
cogeneration power plants based on gas engines and gas turbines that
generate both power and heat. Tognum’s product portfolio also features
fuel-injection systems built by L’Orange.
In 2012, Tognum generated revenue of around €3.015 billion and employs
more than 10,000 people. Tognum has a global manufacturing,
distribution and service structure with 24 fully consolidated
companies, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorized
dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. Since September 2011,
Engine Holding GmbH, a joint venture between Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce
Group plc, has a majority holding in Tognum.
Aiken Technical College is a public, open-door, two-year comprehensive
institution of higher education established to provide citizens of
greater Aiken County opportunities for educational, economic,
professional, social and personal development.
For more information, contact Anna Dolianitis at (803) 593-9231 ext.
1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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