RICHLAND – [tweetable alt=””]Hinds Community College celebrates a new partnership with Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment today[/tweetable] with a signing ceremony program that begins at 4 p.m. at the Diesel Technology Academy at 301 Highway 49 South in Richland, off the west frontage road near the Stack exchange.

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Among the speakers will be Hinds Community College alumnus Gov. Phil Bryant, Stribling and Empire CEO Jerry Swanson and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse. The program will also feature students in the Diesel Technology program along with Dr. Chad Stocks, Hinds Community College vice president for Workforce Development, Career and Technical Education and Adult Basic Education.

The Diesel Technology Academy is located near the headquarters of Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment in Richland. The newly retooled program allows Hinds Community College students to choose between trucking or heavy equipment during the second year after the first year of courses have been completed on the Raymond Campus.

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