Industry: Donate Used Equipment to KTEC

Industry: Donate Used Equipment to KTEC

Gordon Groat, President and CEO of Port Alberta in Edmonton, discusses the importance of metal-working equipment with Alan Golub who donated much of the machine shop equipment to the KTech Charter School.

Gordon Groat, President and CEO of Port Alberta in Edmonton, discusses the importance of metal-working equipment with Alan Golub who donated much of the machine shop equipment to the KTec Charter School.

Used Industrial Equipment can be Utilized

A prime example of the continued benefit of used industrial equipment shows in many of the donations contributed to the K-Tec Charter School located on Lancaster Road on the Rathdrum Prairie. Pictured above, Gordon Groat, CEO and President of the Port of Alberta, Edmonton, discusses this matter with Alan Golub who donated all of the machinery from his former company when he closed his doors to business.

North Idaho entrepreneur, Alan Golub explains to Canadian, Gordon Groat, the logic behind donating equipment to a good cause when one moves on to another part of his business career. Mr. Groat was part of a small delegation from the Port of Alberta to tour KTeck, Empire Aerospace and other important Coeur d'Alene area businesses.

North Idaho entrepreneur, Alan Golub explains to Canadian, Gordon Groat, the logic behind donating equipment to a good cause when one moves on to another part of his business career. Mr. Groat was part of a small delegation from the Port of Alberta to tour KTeck, Empire Aerospace and other important Coeur d’Alene area businesses.

Other examples

Several other pieces of heavy duty machinery have been donated to the K-Tech school by various entities including North Idaho College. As with this heavy-duty metal bender, pictured below, which had no built-in safety features like more modern versions, it’s utility benefit was found in its demolition by young industry-pointed future employees who are dismantling the machine to advance their understandings of how and why things work the way they do and what can be improved to make such equipment safer.

An antiquated metal bender was donated to KTech for the singular purpose of teaching young industrial workers how things work and can be improved for safety reasons.

An antiquated metal bender was donated to KTechh for the singular purpose of teaching young industrial workers how things work and can be improved for safety reasons.

How to make an equipment donation

You can make an equipment donation by contacting Tim Fortune, Director, at the KTEC located at 6838 W. Lancaster Road just outside of Rathdrum on the Rathdrum Prairie. Only a couple of years old, many people are not aware the school is there. Here’s how you get there.
Kootenai Technical Education Campus
6838 W Lancaster Road
Rathdrum, ID 83858
Tim Fortune, Director
Jody Kienke, Office Manager
208-712-4733