Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center

Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center (HM2AOT)

Location: Williamsport, PA 17701 Lycoming County
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N 41° 14.207', W 77° 1.582'

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Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail Stop 13

—1914 · Centennial · 2014 —

Constructed in 1980
The Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center, a welding and metal trades instructional laboratory, is positioned at the northwest end of a pedestrian mall that runs south from West Third Street through the heart of the campus.
The center is named for a Williamsport-based industry with a world-wide reputation for the quality of its aircraft engines. The company has a nearly century-old partnership with the institution, since its earliest days of operation as Williamsport Technical Institute.
Technical Trades
The company for which the building is named (known today as Lycoming Engines) built vehicle engines for World War I and aircraft engines for World War II. Over the years, it has built more than 325,000 piston aircraft engines, powering more than half the world's general aviation fleet.
Today, Penn College is the only authorized training site for service of the Lycoming piston engine. Aircraft owners and operators from around the world attend classes at Penn College's Lumley Aviation Center.
For decades, this facility has served the needs of the region's primary industries, including the natural gas industry, emerging early in the 21st century.
Inside the Metal Trades Center (MTC)
· Welding lab
· Robotic welder
· Plasma cutter
[Marker timeline images,

from left to right]

· South of the Metal Trades Center in a former industrial complex, built in 1931-42, that now serves as laboratory space for machining, electrical, and other Penn College programs.
· Welding processes have evolved over the last 100 years.
· Formerly on this site, at the corner of West Third and Susquehanna Streets, was the Strailey Building, which once housed a variety of Williamsport Area Community College offices and services.
· A rededication in 2010 celebrated the expansion of the welding facility.
[School's centennial timeline]
1914 - Williamsport Area School District Adult Education
1941 - Williamsport Technical Institute
1965 - Williamsport Area Community College
1989 - Pennsylvania College of Technology
Year Placed2014
Placed ByPennsylvania College of Technology
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 330186 N 4567022
Decimal Degrees41.23678333, -77.02636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.207', W 77° 1.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 12.42" N, 77° 1' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)570, 717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101 W 3rd St, Williamsport PA 17701, US
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