Rock Valley College

Service Components Supports Education Through Equipment Donation

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Service Components, Inc. has donated a Tri Star laser wire marking/cutting machine to Rock Valley College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program. The machine will be utilized in the college’s airframe electrical class, which covers the manufacturing and repair of aircraft wiring.

“The marking of wire is discussed in this course and this machine will give students the opportunity to create properly labeled wires using current equipment they may be exposed to in the field,” said Todd Morgan, RVC Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Technology.

The equipment was purchased new in 2012 for $55,000 and is currently valued at $40,000. Service Components recently upgraded its equipment and wanted the Tri Star machine to be put to good use in the community.

“We feel strongly that supporting our community can only benefit both our growth, and that of the people who live and work in the region,” said Jim Burdick, General Manager of Service Components. “Our hope is that the Rock Valley College aviation program can put the equipment to good use and offer continued training and education to their students and our future workforce.”

Service Components, Inc. manufactures electrical wire harnesses, cable assemblies, and controllers, and operates a large distribution warehouse that houses an assortment of fasteners, pipe fittings, electrical parts, 12-volt lighting products, and hardware products. Service Components has served the Northern Illinois area for more than 30 years, providing extraordinary service to its customers and community.

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Tri Star laser wire marking/cutting machine