Hibbing Taconite helping to upgrade technology in area schools

By KBJR News 1

Victory Christian Academy students utilize donated computers from Hibbing Taconite.

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 2:42 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Hibbing Taconite is investing in their students by donating computers to area schools.

Cliffs Natural Resources announced that it's Hibbing Taconite Operation donated 57 computer devices to Victory Christian Academy in Hibbing and Vermilion Country Charter School in Tower.

The contribution was made after Hibbing Taconite upgraded some of its computer equipment earlier this year. The company donated computers, printers, monitors and other equipment to support the schools’ technology needs.

“These computers are only five years old and can still serve as useful tools in the classroom,” said Jack Croswell, general manager, Hibbing Taconite. “Technology is such an important part of our current educational structure, so we are happy these schools will be able to make good use of Hibbing Taconite’s contribution.”

Cliff's officials say Hibbing Taconite, United Taconite and Northshore Mining have donated a combined total of more than 180 computer devices to area schools since 2011.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns