Local non-profit offers new service because of PPL donation
SUNCOM Industries, a human services agency that helps train and employ people with developmental and physical disabilities, is now able to offer shrink-wrapping and other product sealing services to businesses. The new service is possible because of a $7,500 donation from PPL Montour last year for the purchase of the new equipment.
"We're pleased to support SUNCOM with its mission to employ people with disabilities and offer valued services to area businesses," said Michael Munroe, Montour's plant manager. "Donations like these are one of several ways we at PPL show our support for our local communities."
With the donation, SUNCOM purchased two L-sealers that enable employees to quickly wrap products in a clear plastic film. They also purchased a heat tunnel that shrink wraps the product to produce a professionally finished protective seal.
"SUNCOM's clients are truly grateful to PPL and enjoyed learning how the new equipment works," said Teri MacBride, regional affairs director for the Susquehanna Valley who helped facilitate the donation.
Bucknell engineering students learn about careers at Montour
Fifteen Bucknell University juniors and seniors in engineering fields toured the Montour power plant late last month as part of a semester-long class studying the electric industry.
"Our industry will always need bright, enterprising young men and women to continue to build on the major improvements and technical advances that our employees are working on today," said Michael Munroe, Montour's plant manager, who hosted the students. "We're happy to help give them a glimpse into a potential career here at our company."
The students toured the turbine deck, control room, mills and coal yard. They then paused next to one of the cooling towers to learn how it worked. They also got a topside view of the coal yard, conveyors and neighboring gypsum plant from the 10th elevation of the boiler.
Teri MacBride, regional affairs director for the Susquehanna region, worked with the students' professor, Peter Mark Jansson, to arrange the tour.
PPL supports family-friendly theater show in Williamsport, Pa.
Continuing its support of the arts, PPL recently contributed $5,000 to the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, Pa. The donation will allow the arts center to offer $5 student tickets to the family-friendly show "Lightwire...The Show" on March 6, 2014.
"PPL consistently demonstrates its commitment to our community," said Rob Steele, executive director, Community Arts Center. "This generous contribution will help us bring family-friendly programming to our community while also allowing us to engage younger audiences in the arts in a new and exciting way. Thank you, PPL."
"We are delighted to support the communities where our employees live and work," said Teri MacBride, PPL regional affairs director. "Organizations like the Community Arts Center improve the quality of life in north-central Pennsylvania."
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