Ames Construction Donates Truck to DCTC

(left to right) Jim Unger, Michelle Boe, Ron Ames, Shane Delaske, Gary Thompson
(left to right) Jim Unger, Michelle Boe, Ron Ames, Shane Delaske, Gary Thompson

Truck Driver Training program receives 2006 Mack Granite tractor

Ron Ames, Ames Construction Midwest Region president, and Shane Delaske, Ames Construction truck dispatcher, visited the Dakota County Technical College campus in Rosemount, Minnesota, to deliver a 2006 Mack Granite tractor as a donation to the college’s Truck Driver Training program. The 18-speed, class 8 truck is a very welcome addition to Minnesota Training Connection’s Transportation & Public Safety program.

“This donation is beneficial to the college as it allows us to make our fleet of trucks younger,” said Jim Unger, MTC transportation and public safety coordinator. “It is helpful to train students on newer, more relevant equipment.”

Also on hand for the donation were Michelle Boe, JD, director of the DCTC and Inver Hills foundations, and Gary Thompson, KLJ Engineering project development manager and Douglas Differt Difference Makers (D3M) committee chair.

“Ames Construction and DCTC have developed a strong partnership over the years,” Michelle said. “The company’s tremendous, ongoing support for the college’s students, programs and initiatives is greatly appreciated.”

About Ames Construction ¹

For more than half a century, Ames Construction has been delivering quality construction services to our customers. Founded in 1962, the company started as a small, family-run earthwork contractor that served a community. Today, Ames has grown into a full-service, heavy civil and industrial general contractor that serves customers throughout North America. While maintaining corporate offices in Minnesota, our regional offices are strategically located in multiple geographic areas in the US to support and serve our customers’ ever-evolving project demands.

Throughout our historical journey, Ames teams have worked on various large and complex construction projects for clients in diverse industries. Our proven ability to self-perform and produce quality work within budget, along with our reputation for performance under adverse conditions and demanding schedules, has earned us the opportunity to work with many customers on a repeat basis. Learn more…

Mack Granite tractor gallery

About Minnesota Training Connection

Minnesota Training Connection, a partnership between Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College, is dedicated to providing flexible career training solutions to business and industry. Leveraging the resources of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, our training is designed to make your business more competent and more competitive. Learn more…

Learn more about Minnesota Training Connection Transportation & Public Safety programs by contacting:

Jim Unger
Transportation & Public Safety Coordinator

Learn more about the DCTC Foundation by contacting:

Michelle Boe, JD
Executive Director of Foundation

Amy Eppen
Foundation Development Director

¹ Courtesy of Ames Construction