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Stewart & Stevenson and Allison Provide $65,000 in Engine Transmissions to U.S. Schools for Student Education

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 -- In partnership with Allison Transmission, Stewart & Stevenson is providing 15 new Allison transmissions, valued at $65,000, to six technical colleges and universities in Texas, Louisiana, Kansas and Colorado with industrial distribution programs. The transmissions will be utilized for student education.

The 15 transmissions, part of a larger group given by Allison to educational institutions across the U.S., are being distributed by Stewart & Stevenson to colleges who provide candidates for employment with the company. In addition to securing Allison transmissions for these colleges, Stewart & Stevenson offers curriculum development expertise and transmission training for instructors.

"We are pleased to partner with Allison to provide these educational institutions with a valuable training aid," says Stewart & Stevenson Power Products Division President Don Kyle.

Recipients of the new Allison transmissions are Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.; Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colo.; Odessa College in Odessa, Texas; Louisiana Technical College -- Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville, La.; and San Jacinto Junior College in Houston, Texas.

At each location, the transmissions will be used to provide technical training in a field that has a shortage of service technicians. The transmissions will be used to help educate students in different ways. At Odessa Junior College, six of the transmissions will provide hands-on training for students in a six-week automatic transmission class. Texas A&M will modify and show a cut-away of its transmission to educate industrial distribution students on the components of a transmission.

"Allison Transmission is committed to supporting technical educational programs to develop talent for the future," says Randall Kirk, Allison Transmission's Director of Customer Support.

Stewart & Stevenson, a distributor of Allison transmissions, and its dealer partners employ specialists at company locations nationwide to provide transmission service and repair for on-highway truck fleets, municipal bus fleets, coach, and fire apparatus.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission, founded on September 14, 1915, is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of automatic transmissions for trucks, buses, off-road and military vehicles. For more information about Allison Transmission, go to .

About Stewart & Stevenson

Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. , founded in 1902, manufactures, distributes, and provides service for a wide range of industrial products and diesel-powered equipment to key industries worldwide, including power generation, defense, marine, petroleum and transportation. For more information on Stewart & Stevenson visit .