LUNENBURG_For the fourth straight year, sixth graders at Sky View Middle School in Leominster have gotten to see their science lessons played out in real life. The middle schoolers recently visited P.J.Keating Company’s (PJK) plant and quarry in Lunenburg as part of the school’s endeavors to bring science to life.
“The P.J. Keating quarry tour is a true definition of a field trip: an experience outside of the classroom that is not easily accessible to them and coincides with the curriculum. Visiting the quarry allows students to relate their world to the scientific world of rock study, and it’s right in their backyard, a mile down the street from school,” said teacher Sharon Salmonson.
HOPKINTON _ Sunny skies and mild temperatures helped to make the Eighth Annual Massachusetts Construction Career Days (MassCCD,) held on May 5 and 6 at the New England Laborers’ Training Academy in Hopkinton, one of the best to date. MassCCD is part of a national initiative to help educate high school students about the wide range of career opportunities available in the construction industry. More than 50 exhibitors of construction and related companies, vendors, equipment dealers, labor unions, apprentice programs and colleges donated their time, equipment and personnel in order to help bring the construction industry alive for students
P.J. Keating Company is a leading manufacturer of construction earth products in the Northeast. Founded in 1923, today P.J. Keating operates aggregate quarrying, crushing and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities in Acushnet, Dracut, and Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as Cranston, Rhode Island. Our crushing facilities produce a complete range of dimensional stone products and graded base materials. Our HMA plant facilities produce hot mix to meet the demanding specifications of the MassDOT, New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation as required. Additionally, specialty mixes are produced for specific projects or unique applications. P.J. Keating Company also offers material delivery services to move both our asphalt and aggregate products to job sites in the most efficient means possible.