Thanks to the generosity of Blaine Brothers, Inc., students in the Hennepin Technical College Medium/Heavy Truck program now have the advantage of training on a Vis-Check Machine used for checking brakes, steering, and suspension in heavy trucks.

“Blaine Brothers has been a supporter of the program for a long time and this donation will really make a difference for our students,” says HTC Instructor Dale Boyenga, noting that class demonstrations using the diagnostic machine, valued at $110,000, will enhance the curriculum and help students learn the safe operation of the machine and how to interpret results to aid in repair of brake and suspension systems.  

“We’ve been fortunate to have a long relationship with the college, and I especially like the internship program,” says Dean Dally of Blaine Brothers. “Students learn the technical aspects in the classroom and then learn about applying their skills in the real world during their internships with us. That’s a huge benefit.” According to Dally, the company’s employees include three recent HTC graduates, who all came to Blaine Brothers through the HTC internship program.

Founded in 1979, Blaine Brothers ( has 100 employees and operates a state-of-the-art 58,000 square foot service, sales, and maintenance facility in Blaine, Minnesota, serving the Twin Cities, and a 23,000 square foot facility in Scanlon, Minnesota, serving northern Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and Canada. Blaine Brothers and its affiliates provide the most complete truck and trailer sales/service centers in the state. Services include heavy duty towing, semi-truck repair, semi-trailer repair and service, and exceptional fleet maintenance.

Last updated by jhanson : 2016-08-18 15:56:12