Indianapolis Lincoln Tech Reveals TMC Sponsored Diesel Training Center
At TMC, we take pride in being the best in the business when it comes to our professional drivers and top-notch equipment. To uphold this reputation, we are continuously seeking not only talented drivers, but also skilled mechanics to keep the Black & Chrome fleet rolling safely down the road.
For much of the tail end of 2018, TMC has been developing upon an already longstanding and valuable relationship with Lincoln College of Technology, Indianapolis, by investing in the education of their students through the sponsorship and renovation of their diesel tech training center.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for Lincoln Tech’s TMC sponsored training center took place this past Thursday, January 10, facilitated by Scott Shaw, CEO and President of Lincoln Educational Services, Steve Buchenot, SVP of Campus Operations, Daniel Richins, Campus President, and Rod Allee, Academic Dean. Several of TMC’s personnel were in attendance, along with many Lincoln Tech students eager to begin their training. The event included a tour of the 128,000-sq./ft. campus followed by a networking luncheon.
Pictured from left to right: Mike Duffy, TMC Corporate Maintenance Manager; David Bailey, TMC Brownsburg Service Manager; Dan Rees, TMC Brownsburg Building & Grounds Manager; Jason Webb, TMC EVP, Asset Management; Scott Shaw, CEO & President, Lincoln Educational Services; Daniel Richins, Lincoln Tech Campus President; Steve Buchenot, SVP Campus Operations, Lincoln Educational Services
TMC established a presence in the Indianapolis area in 1998 with a small operational and maintenance facility just south of the metro to supplement the company’s corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA. In 2017, TMC made the move to a 34-acre plot in Brownsburg, IN, complete with a 17,000-sq./ft. office and 60,000-sq./ft. state of the art maintenance center.
“We’ve had a great partnership with Lincoln Tech over the last 20 plus years,” says Jason Webb, Executive Vice President of Asset Management at TMC. “We’ve been hiring students and graduates since we first came to the area, and we currently have 27 Lincoln Tech graduates working with us at our maintenance facility in Brownsburg, some of which have worked their way into management positions.”
In true TMC style, the center is complete with polished floors surrounded by chrome kick plates and images of Black and Chrome Peterbilts at work. TMC’s signature black, orange and gold elements are prevalent throughout, along with the tagline Destination: Excellence brightly displayed in massive proportion.
“I want to thank Lincoln Tech for this fantastic opportunity to grow our partnership and allow us to sponsor their diesel tech training center,” says Webb. “We are excited to be able to provide a clean, bright facility for the college to continue training future technicians.”
TMC would also like to extend appreciation to a few of our hardworking employees who, along with Lincoln Tech staff, aided in the planning and development of the center; Dan Rees, Brownsburg Building and Grounds Manager; David Bailey, Brownsburg Service Manager; George Barcus, Brownsburg Assistant Service Manager; and Mike Duffy, Corporate Maintenance Manager.
TMC is excited to share the standards of quality and excellence with this esteemed organization, and to continue to hire talented diesel mechanics for many years to come.