The VN-555-MHI is one of the trucks donated to the utility technician training program.  - Photo: Versalift

The VN-555-MHI is one of the trucks donated to the utility technician training program. 

Photo: Versalift

Time Manufacturing Company subsidiaries Versalift and TRL Rents donated four brand-new pieces of equipment to the State Technical College of Missouri. The donation of aerial devices, which is being made through the PCCA (Power & Communications Contractors Association) Education & Research Foundation, includes bucket trucks, digger derricks, and cable placers.

These units come directly out of the Versalift Ready-To-Go Fleet, so they are exactly the same units going to customers. 

Aerial device manufacturer, Versalift and its rental subsidiary TRL Rents will deliver the equipment to the State Technical College of Missouri in August, and will provide operational training for the instructors. The PCCA (Power & Communications Contractors Association) Education & Research Foundation is a charitable organization that works to promote and strengthen the power and communication construction industries, including workforce development. The State Technical College of Missouri is at the center of PCCA's workforce development program, and will use the new equipment to educate students in its Utility Systems Technician and Electrical Distribution Systems programs.

Versalift and TRL Rents are donating the following brand new aerial devices:

  • Versalift VN-555 - Powerful Non-overcenter Material Handler
  • Versalift TMD-2047 - Medium-Duty Digger Derrick
  • Versalift VTP-40 - Versatile Heavy Duty Cable Placer
  • Versalift STP-36 - Reliable Light Duty Cable/Fiber Placer

In its Utility Systems Technician program, The State Technical College of Missouri prepares students for careers in utility contracting and working within public utilities. In the program, students learn how to build, install and maintain underground and overhead utility systems, including fiber optic and copper communication, natural gas distribution, water, wastewater, and oil pipeline transmission.

The college also offers an Electrical Distribution Systems program, which equips students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to safely maintain electric power distribution systems. In the program, students learn how to safely access the elevated workplace, the principles of building and maintaining electric power distribution systems, how to respond to emergencies, and several other key practices for workplace safety and preparation.

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