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Accounting Seminar Students Tour Link-Belt

Dr. Isaacs' Advanced Management Accounting Seminar class visits Link Belt

On Wednesday, March 2, EKU’s Advanced Management Accounting Seminar class toured the manufacturing facilities of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company. Ten students were accompanied by their professor, Dr. Trish Isaacs.  Students participating in the tour included three MBA students with a concentration in accounting and seven seniors who are accounting majors.   

Pictured are - front row, left to right:  Katie Dillow, Dr. Trish Isaacs, Jeanne Chandler, Thai Tran, Alexis Conley. Back row, left to right:  Dustin Ridner, Bradley Withrow, Michael Gonterman, Brandon Griffin, Jason Robinson, Lisa Zielinski, and Brian Elkins.

Link-Belt, a leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of telescopic and lattice boom cranes, has its headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.  Its 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility applies lean manufacturing and Six-Sigma; its operating principles are safety, quality, cost, delivery, and environmental consciousness.  Students observed many applications of these principles and of the lean manufacturing philosophy as they toured the plant and learned about the company’s operations.

 The tour was led by Brian Elkins.  Elkins joined Link-Belt in 2011 as a cost accountant; while at Link-Belt he has earned his MBA from EKU, and he has earned the CMA designation.  His current position is Marketing Specialist for Rough Terrain Cranes.  In addition to a wealth of information about Link-Belt’s operations and accounting for its activities, Brian offered important insights as to career options for accounting students.

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Published on March 02, 2016

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