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December 16, 2015

Universal Truck and Trailer generously donates to NBCC’s Heavy Equipment Service Technician program

MONCTON – Thanks to a generous donation from Universal Truck and Trailer, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) students from the Heavy Equipment Service Technician program will have the opportunity to apply their skills using two Detroit Diesel 13 litre practice engines.

Universal Truck and Trailer, a J.D. Irving Company, has been a longtime supporter of programs by volunteering to speak to students about industry updates and donating various components and equipment.

“As a Maritime leader in heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership, Universal Truck and Trailer is pleased to contribute to NBCC’s hands-on learning environment,” said Andrew Fisher, General Manager at Universal Truck and Trailer. “We are committed to being involved in our community and feel these engines will further position NBCC students for success in the workplace. J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to employ almost 1500 graduates of NBCC and CCNB - and 97% of them are working here at home in New Brunswick.”

“We are always grateful for the support of industry, including Universal Truck and Trailer, who help equip our students with current technology that allows them to fully apply their skills,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “On behalf of NBCC and the students in the Heavy Equipment Service Technician program, we thank Universal Truck and Trailer for these generous engine donations.”

With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting:

Universal Truck and Trailer Donation

Photo: Gathered near one of two practice engines donated by Universal Truck and Trailer is, from left to right, Greg Curwin, Department Head of Motive Power and Electrical; Catherine Black, Regional Director at NBCC Moncton Campus; Cara Vanbuskirk, HR Generalist at Universal Truck and Trailer; Andrew Fisher, General Manager at Universal Truck and Trailer; Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC; student Katelyn Leaman; and Wayne MacDonald, Board Member and Senior VP of External Relations for Irving group of companies.

Media contact:
Misty Wade Hovey
Communications Officer, NBCC
Phone: 506.453.8194