SMECO Donation Gives CSM a Boost

LA PLATA, Md. (November 27, 2007)—The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is getting a leg up, literally, through the donation of a bucket truck by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO).

The 1993 GMC Top Kick bucket truck will enable college facility employees to reach as high as 36 feet through the bucket, easing such work as replacing lights in parking lots at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses.

“We are delighted that SMECO offered to donate the bucket truck to the college,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. “It will save us thousands of dollars as we won't have to purchase or rent one in the future. The truck will also have a big impact on our employees and their ability to quickly and efficiently meet our facility needs.”

"It is always a pleasure to work with President Gottfried and the College of Southern Maryland," said SMECO President and CEO Joe Slater. "We are pleased that our bucket truck will continue to be put to good use."

SMECO is a customer-owned electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 142,000 services in southern Prince George’s County, and in Charles County, St. Mary’s County, and all but the northeast portion of Calvert County.

CSM is a regionally accredited community college that provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community.

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