Capital Safety Donates Equipment to Electrical Lineworker Program

In-kind donation includes 53 fall restricting pole straps

Electrical Lineworker students with Capital Safety representatives: Jerry Falk, global product director (front row: fourth from left), Nate Bohmbach, product manager (front row: fifth from left)

Capital Safety, a world leader in the manufacture of fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment, recently made an in-kind donation of fall safety equipment worth more than $22,000 to the Electrical Lineworker program at Dakota County Technical College. Two representatives from Capital Safety’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Red Wing, Minn. Jerry Falk, global product director, and Nate Bohmbach, product manager, visited the college’s Rosemount campus Wednesday, March 23, 2011, to deliver 53 Cynch-Lok™ Fall Restricting Pole Straps, a donation that is greatly appreciated by Electrical Lineworker faculty and students.

Steve Addy, a tenured instructor with 30 years of experience in the power delivery industry, reported that the in-kind donation made a huge difference in his program’s budget. “We would have had to buy this equipment,” he said. “At more than $425 per unit, the costs really add up. The Cynch-Lok is very user-friendly and gives our lineworker students a top-quality fall-safety device from the best manufacturer in the industry.”

Pat McQuillan, the director of trade and industry in the DCTC Customized Training division, coordinated the MJSP $300,000 training grant that brought the college and Capital Safety together in early 2010. “Capital Safety’s in-kind donation is another superb example of how MJSP grants benefit business and industry while helping students achieve their academic goals,” McQuillan said.

Cynch-Lok™ Fall Restricting Pole Strap for linemen