NCC Receives Donation from the Valley Pullers, Inc.

The Valley Pullers, Inc. recently gave $4,000 to Northwest Iowa Community College, in appreciation for the volunteer hours the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance program provided to the annual Thunder in the Valley event, held on July 10-11, 2020 in Rock Valley.

Northwest Iowa Community College received two checks from the Valley Pullers, Inc.  One check for $3,000 will be used to fund three – $1,000 scholarships for students who are enrolled in the areas of Diesel Technology, Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Engineering Design, Design Technology, Production Welding, or Advanced Welding Technology.  The other check for $1,000 will be used to support the needs of the NCC Heavy Equipment program.

Rich Rozeboom, President & Promotion Director for the Valley Pullers, Inc. says, “It takes a lot of volunteers to pull an event of this magnitude off, and we are so thankful that the students from the Heavy Equipment program continually help us. The amount of hours they put in is critical to our success. Additionally, we also want to thank NCC for allowing us the opportunity to work with the college, and students, and the use of various pieces of equipment.”

Nearly a dozen Heavy Equipment students attended the two-day event, doing activities such as laser leveling and preparing the track, Pit and traffic control and assisting with weighing the tractors prior to competing.

For more information or to donate to the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation, please call 800-352-4907.

(Photo:  Second year students from the Northwest Iowa Community College Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance program, Scott Schelling & Rich Rozeboom from the Valley Pullers, and Eric Starn- 2nd year instructor for the Heavy Equipment program).