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A Day in the Life of a CRC Technician
A Day In the life of a CRC Technician is complex; balancing attention to detail, problem solving, and mechanical ability. David Madden was chosen to represent this group of highly skilled employees and gave us a small glimpse of what it would be like to be a part of this world.
David is a member of one of the top teams here at Thompson, the Corporate Rebuild Center (CRC). The CRC employs 52 of some of the most skilled individuals in the company. The CRC is divided into Hydraulic Shop, Transmission Bay, and Engine Bay. David’s official title is Powertrains Specialist A; but he refers to himself as a mechanic. He represents a skillset that is highly sought throughout the industry and especially at Thompson Tractor. The CRC takes old, worn-out components and to simplify a very complex process, makes them like-new again. Faulty components are pulled by our field service team, our customer shop, or brought in by customers themselves and are completely rebuilt using strict reusability standards. All Thompson earthmoving locations send their Caterpillar and competitive equipment rebuild work to the CRC.
Oxford Employees Interact with Local Students
Thompson Tractor partnered with Alabama Power and other area companies to host the first annual Touch-a-Truck event for Oxford City schools. Students from Oxford City School’s Kindergarten through 3rd graders assembled at the local airport lot for this exciting event. Thompson Tractor provided a Wheel Loader, Mini Ex and a Compact Track Loader. This complimented the fire truck, ambulance, garbage truck, and tractor trailers at the scene. Thompson Oxford employees David Fitzgerald, Mike Sims, Jeff Watkins and Kenny Birdwell took time to volunteer at the event. The students were divided into groups and took time to visit each volunteer and their equipment. Employees explained how the equipment worked and showed the children how to be safe around the powerful machines.