Students enrolled in Welding and Construction courses at Rib Lake High School learned valuable lessons about the masonry trade by constructing concrete masonry partition walls for welding in the school’s metal fabrication shop in February 2020. The construction project was possible with the support of material donations made by County Materials Corporation.
Students worked with a local retired mason to build the welding booth walls using nearly 500 masonry units donated by County Materials. Other local companies provided supplies and resources to support the project. Additionally, Steve Peter from County Materials, helped to teach students about available career opportunities in the concrete manufacturing and construction industry, and explain how students can prepare for careers in trade and skilled occupations.
“This is a great hands-on learning project for my students and it will be something they can be proud of for years to come,” said Doug Eichman, Technical Education Instructor for the Rib Lake High School. “This project will greatly improve our school’s fabrication lab.”
Throughout the school year, County Materials supports communities where the company has locations by donating tools, supplies, and funding for student technical education. County Materials makes regular donations to industry organizations and classrooms for students to get hands on experience. County Materials’ efforts in promoting the construction and manufacturing industry in local high schools demonstrates the company’s commitment to its Vision of Success, Stability and Support.