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Tognum America contributes $100,000 to Aiken Tech project

Monday, March 4, 2013 1:45 PM
Last updated 8:43 PM
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A $100,000 contribution from Tognum America Inc., is the latest pledge toward Aiken Technical College’s planned Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing.

The proposed $8 million building will support the college’s growing radiation protection technology, nuclear quality systems, welding and mechatronics programs.

Other recent pledges and contributions include $100,000 from Shaw AREVA MOX Services, $60,000 from security contractor WSI, $50,000 from University Health Care System and $150,000 from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

The center also has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which requires a $2 million match from other sources.

Tognum America (formerly MTU Detroit Diesel) moved production facilities to Aiken County in 2010. The company is a supplier of engines and propulsion systems for ships and power generation systems.

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