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Raymond Central Public Schools Tour Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc.

Mon November 12, 2012 - West Edition
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(L-R): Raymond Central Industrial Tech students David Borchers, Thomas Wilson, Jared Sterns and JD enjoy their field trip to Murphy Track & Equipment Co.
(L-R): Raymond Central Industrial Tech students David Borchers, Thomas Wilson, Jared Sterns and JD enjoy their field trip to Murphy Track & Equipment Co.
(L-R): Raymond Central Industrial Tech students David Borchers, Thomas Wilson, Jared Sterns and JD enjoy their field trip to Murphy Track & Equipment Co. (L-R): Matt Grimes, Jacob Huck, Jack Jindra, Cory Storm and Josh Kothe pose with John Deere equipment. Doug Jacobson, service manager (far R), discusses details of the service department with Raymond Central students. (L-R): Sawyer Lorenzen, Steven Davidson, Cody Kinning and James Kottas crouch inside the bucket of a John Deere loader.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., had some unique visitors at their Lincoln, Neb., store branch, located at 6100 Arbor Road, Sept. 14. Jay Henderson, industrial tech instructor, of Raymond Central Public Schools, Raymond, Neb., and more than 30 high school students toured various businesses in the area, where they were given a first-hand view of daily operations. The students had the opportunity to learn more about a wide-range of departments and job functions.

The industrial tech students are members of SkillsUSA, an organization with a goal to make certain America has a savvy and well-informed workforce. “It was encouraging to see students intrigued by vocational trades, and the various aspects of our business at Murphy Tractor. To have a large group with mixed interests in-house, and teach them more about the new technology John Deere has to offer, was exciting. Knowing these knowledgeable students plan to pursue higher levels of education and are gaining new perspectives made us proud to help support their field day,” said Doug Jacobson, service manger.

For more information, visit www.murphytractor.com.