Southeast receives 10 tons of high-quality metal
by Kyle Farris, Winona Daily News
February 17, 2017
Minnesota State College Southeast received more than 20,000 pounds of high-quality metal at no cost on Thursday -- the school’s latest trove of hardware discarded by a Kentucky defense firm.
Travis Thul, dean of trade and technology at Southeast, has used his connections with Lockheed Martin Corp. to bring in tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and materials in the past several months.
Thursday's shipment of aircraft-grade aluminum, titanium and steel -- the first of two such loads -- is valued at more than $100,000. Fastenal Co. volunteered to haul both shipments from Lexington to Winona.
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