Jan 11, 2020 11:05 AM

Lang Diesel announces scholarship opportunities

Posted Jan 11, 2020 11:05 AM


Lang Diesel Inc. this week announced its new TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Tool Allowance Program for qualifying students interested in becoming a diesel mechanic. 

LDI will purchase the standard toolbox and tools listed on the program’s recommended tool list, up to $10,000. For semester 2 – 4, LDI will pay up to 100 percent of student’s tuition depending on student’s GPA.

LDI also has the TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Sign-On Allowance Program for those who are currently enrolled or have just graduated from a two-year diesel tech program.  Students currently enrolled in a two-year diesel tech program may be eligible for the tuition portion of the program if student has not started the final semester of the two-year program. Student will receive a $6,000 sign-on allowance upon completion and graduation of the two-year diesel tech program.

In exchange for the scholarship and allowance programs, the recipient will agree to work at LDI for a minimum of 36 months. The scholarship money is contingent upon this agreement between the student and LDI.  Students do have input into which store they would like to work, depending on availability.

There is also the possibility for students to work part-time while going to school. They can come and get hands-on experience in our shops and work directly with our experienced technicians before they graduate. This is subject to availability, and proximity. 

For more information, contact Terry Braun, at 785.301.2426 or [email protected].  An application is available at www.langdieselinc.com, as well as a list of open positions.

About LDI
Founded in 1988, Lang Diesel, Inc. started in Hays, Kansas when Brian Lang, president, literally opened a repair shop out of his tool box. Since then, LDI has grown to a 10-location full-service equipment dealership with extensive sales and product support. Throughout its history, LDI has represented numerous AGCO brands, including AGCO Tractors, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, Sunflower, Hesston and others. LDI will continue to offer these brands in addition to adding a full-line of Challenger ag equipment as well as RoGator and TerraGator application equipment. LDI is dedicated to "doing what it takes" to provide our customers with the best quality products, parts and service. From the sales process to full-service product support, we are committed to delivering an ownership experience that matches the professional-level performance you've come to expect from AGCO. Learn more at www.langdieselinc.com.

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Jan 11, 2020 11:05 AM
🎤 HPL kicks off new year with new feature; Automatic renewals

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On Jan. 1, the Hays Public Library started an automatic renewal system, giving patrons an easier way to extend their checkouts.

The new program is in effect for materials checked out from the library after Jan. 1, said HPL Communications Coordinator Callie Kolacny.

"Anything checked out after that date will automatically renew on the due date," she said.

There are however two caveats to the program that would require the item to be returned on or before the due date.

"If you have already renewed the item the maximum number of times or somebody else has put the item on hold ... then you will have to return it," Kolacny said.

Otherwise, the item will be extended for another check-out period.

Notifications will be sent to let the patron know the item has been automatically renewed or if it needs to be returned to the library.

"We don't have late fines and so it won't hurt you if you don't then get it returned until the next day," Kolacny said.

The new feature will work in conjunction with the online renewal that was already in place.

"You can renew things online, so you don't have to come to the library, but still sometimes people forget about it, or they have so many other things going on," she said. "Now it will just automatically renew." 

The renewal system applies to all media checked out from the library.

"It's books, it's movies, it's music," Kolacny said. "And it will renew for the same amount of time that you originally would have it."

Notifications will still be sent a couple of days before the due date, via email, and the new auto-renewal alerts will come via email as well.

The new system will not change the current policy on items that are not returned. Items that have not been returned significantly after their due date will be classified as a lost item and after $50 in lost items on an account, the user will no longer be allowed to check out materials.

"We work on tax dollars so we need to be able to replace those items," Kolacny said. "It takes a while to get $50 worth of lost items and so it hasn't really become a big issue."