DEAD RIVER COMPANY DONATES TWO HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS TO EASTERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
L-R: : Lowell Gardner, EMCC’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment Department Chair; Mike Boyd, faculty in the same program and Chuck Young, Dead River’s Transport Manager.
BANGOR, ME —Dead River Company, northern New England’s largest home heating provider, recently donated two heavy-duty trucks to Eastern Maine Community College’s (EMCC) commercial driving and mechanics programs. This latest donation makes for a total of 18 donated vehicles to the Maine Community College System since 2011.
In 2011, the company donated a total of 11 trucks valued at $100,000 to benefit the students enrolled in the diesel truck and heavy equipment programs at Eastern Maine Community College, Northern Maine Community College and Washington County Community College. Then in 2018, Dead River Company donated five heavy-duty trucks to support a new training center for commercial drivers based at EMCC. This most recent donation of two Volvo Semi-Trucks will further support the college and state’s workforce development initiatives.
“There is a shortage of commercial drivers throughout Maine. This gift demonstrates Dead River Company’s continued commitment to developing Maine’s workforce and supporting our community colleges,” said Guy Langevin, Chief Administrative Officer at Dead River Company.
On Monday, August 14, 2023, representatives from Eastern Maine Community College stopped by Dead River’s Bucksport location to pick up the trucks and sign the necessary paperwork to accept the donation.
“EMCC is grateful to Dead River for their generous donations to our Diesel, Truck, and Heavy Equipment and CDL programs. The support of our business and industry partners is critical to providing our students with practical, real-world experiences.” Said Liz Russell, President of Eastern Maine Community College.