The Industrial Electricity and Electronics Technology program at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis recently got a boost when Siemens Energy & Automation, Alpharetta, Ga., outfitted it with $100,000 worth of new industrial control products. The equipment will be moved to the college’s renovated 2,500-sq-ft industrial electronics lab in early 2003.

Part of an industry/academic partnership between Ranken and Siemens, the new equipment includes industrial motors, motor controls, operator panels, power distribution systems, and automation components. The company will also provide training for Ranken faculty and staff.