Hennepin Technical College has received a donation of plywood valued at $84,000 from Goebel Fixture Company. The donation from the Hutchinson, Minn.-based company will be used by students in HTC’s cabinetmaking program at the Brooklyn Park campus.

“Our students concentrate on hands-on training, so Goebel’s donation will provide them with the materials they need for normal exercises or for making special items,” said HTC Cabinetmaking Instructor Keith Hanstad, who has taught at the college for over 20 years. He noted that this is the largest donation of materials the cabinetmaking program has received. Goebel, which creates store fixtures for a variety of retailers, also recently donated $10,000 for the HTC program’s purchase of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinery.

“We have a lot of industry support,” said Hanstad, “and we’re grateful for what they help us accomplish.” With many workers in the cabinetmaking industry approaching retirement, industry leaders are interested in making sure the next generation of workers will be well trained and able to maintain high quality standards, Hanstad explained. Goebel employs a number of HTC graduates.

For information about HTC’s two-year cabinetmaking program, contact Keith Hanstad at (763)488-2449 or keith.hanstad@hennepintech.edu

About Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College is Minnesota’s largest technical college, serving more than 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. HTC offers more than 45 programs of study, leading to certificates, diplomas, an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. The college offers many evening, weekend, and online courses. In addition, cutting-edge continuing education is available through HTC’s Customized Training Services. To learn more, visit www.hennepintech.edu or call (952) 995-1300.

HTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system of 31 community and technical colleges and universities serving more than 420,000 students across the state.

Last updated by jlaabs : 2012-02-14 02:02:46