LP McDonald’s owners donate $273,000 in energy equipment to Purdue NW

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LaPorte McDonald’s restaurant owners/operators Glenn and Sam Lubeznik have donated $273,000 worth of co-generation energy equipment to the Purdue University Northwest College of Engineering and Sciences. The donation was made as part of the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

The energy generation system helps reduce energy costs, provide reliable energy backup of critical business functions, and substantially lowers the carbon footprint at the McDonald’s restaurants in LaPorte. Engineering students at Purdue Northwest will gain practical experience working with a state-of-the-art combined heat and power system that will be re-installed on the Purdue Northwest campus in Westville.

“The PNW School of Engineering is genuinely excited and grateful for this generous donation from Glenn and Sam Lubeznik. Having direct ‘hands on’ access to this level of commercial equipment is incredibly valuable for our students,” said Chris Holford, dean of the College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue Northwest. “PNW students will directly benefit from the exposure in courses such as Alternative Energy and Thermofluids.”

Experience with this level of equipment will give PNW students a competitive advantage in a job market that is increasingly sensitive to the importance of energy, Holford added.

“I believe strongly in this technology and its potential to change the way our entire country addresses our energy needs,” Sam Lubeznik said. “I would love to see this equipment inspire the next generation of engineering students from Purdue Northwest to make those changes. I hope that together we can make that happen.”

2 Responses to “LP McDonald’s owners donate $273,000 in energy equipment to Purdue NW”

  1. ank

    Apr 27. 2017

    Eceptional Generosity !!

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  2. Sharon Goodman

    May 10. 2017

    The Lubeznik family has consistently shown exceptional generosity in so many ways throughout their years in LaPorte County. The community owes them a great deal of gratitude.

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