Hello, my name is Wayne Bromley, President of Giles & Ransome, Inc. Giles & Ransome, Inc. was founded in 1916 by Arthur Giles and Percy Ransome, Sr. and became the region’s Caterpillar dealer in 1932. Throughout the years, Ransome CAT has continuously grown and is now a full-line Caterpillar dealer serving eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.
Giles & Ransome, which remains the corporate name, is our construction sales & service division. “G&R” serves the construction industry with the full Caterpillar construction equipment product line, which includes a complete line of compact construction products and work tools.
Ransome Engine is a Caterpillar Power Systems Distributor (PSD) and represents Caterpillar’s entire engine (truck, marine, electric power generation and generator rental) product offerings.
Ransome Rents, our Rental Services Division, provides a complete line of rental service products for short-term rental needs and offers a wide variety of contractor supplies and safety equipment for the construction industry.
Ransome CAT and its divisions currently operate out of 13 convenient locations and employ over 600 people. Our significant investments in people, facilities and product support capabilities, combined with the world class manufacturing and support of Caterpillar, is the reason we remain the number one equipment distributor in the Tri-State area that you can depend on…today and tomorrow. That's the Ransome tradition!
One of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s most enduring corporate collaborations continued with a recent donation of $107,000 from the Caterpillar Foundation and its four-member coalition of dealers.
“For more than 15 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been a partner with Penn College’s School of Natural Resources Management,” said Mary A. Sullivan, the school’s dean. “They continue to offer support in the form of scholarships, student sponsorships, training and equipment, and we anticipate a long and productive relationship with CAT.”
The latest contribution brings to more than $1.75 million the total received since 1994 from the Caterpillar Excellence Fund and its various dealerships: Alban Tractor Co. Inc., Baltimore; Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc., Harrisburg; H.O. Penn Machinery Co. Inc., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and Ransome CAT, Bensalem.
The donation – which coincided with a Caterpillar Advisory Committee meeting and the Fall Career Fair at the college– comprises $57,750 for diesel technology and heavy construction equipment technology majors at the college’s Earth Science Center near Allenwood and $49,250 toward the on-site power generation major taught there and in the School of Construction and Design Technologies on the main campus in Williamsport.
"We look forward to our continuing partnership with Penn College,” said Ron Garber, fluids lab general manager for the Ransome Family of Companies. “As we emerge from the recession of the past several years, our companies will need more technicians to fill our customers’ service needs. Having just been appointed an International truck dealership and an Idealease truck leasing dealer, the need is even greater than in times past for well-trained, entry-level degreed technicians.”
With diversification into other areas (his company recently became a distributor of Bandit Chippers, for instance), Garber said Ransome will continue to look to Penn College for additional technicians.
“We appreciate being able to serve on the advisory boards at the college and look forward to helping form programs that benefit students in the future," he added, referring to the wide-ranging professionals who lend their expertise to development of industry-responsive instruction at the college.
For more information about the programs offered by the School of Natural Resources Management, visit www.pct.edu/schools/nrm or call 570-320-8038.
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