Curtis Lumber has partnered with several local companies in the construction industry to help graduating seniors at WSWHE BOCES and Questar III BOCES in Career and Tech Ed programs.
Curtis Lumber has spearheaded an effort to provide over 250 tool bags filled with some starter items in support of graduating seniors at those schools who will be entering the workforce in the areas of construction, heavy equipment, HVAC and welding.
Participating companies include Belmonte Builders, Bennett Contracting, Callanan Industries, DeGraff Bloom Customer Builders, DA Collins, Hoosick Valley Contractors, Malta Development, Munter Enterprises, North Atlantic State Regional Council of Carpenters, Otterbeck Builders, Teakwood Builders, Trojanski Builders, Turner Construction, Weyerhaeuser, and Witt Construction.
The tool bags will be given to the students through the middle of June.
“The trades are in desperate need of labor,” said Doug Ford, vice president at Curtis Lumber. “We wanted to do something to show our support and appreciation for students embarking on a career in the trades.”
The multi-company partnership is a continuation of a workforce development task force that spawned out of the Saratoga Builders Association. The group has grown in breadth and depth and now includes over 50 companies around the state.
To learn more about Curtis Lumber Co., visit www.curtislumber.com.
Established in 1890, Curtis Lumber is an independent, family-owned business that serves eastern, central, and northern New York and Vermont. The company’s 700 employees pride themselves on serving both consumers and professional builders.
It’s 23 locations are full-service home centers and building supply yards. It’s fleet of 100 trucks can deliver from Pennsylvania to the Canadian border.