Curtis Lumber helps jump-start trade careers

Curtis Lumber
Curtis Lumber's Ballston Spa, N.Y. location.

BALLSTON SPA, NY – Curtis Lumber has announced a partnership 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, ranked 26th on the 2022 LBM 100 list of top dealers nationwide, has spearheaded an effort to provide over 250 tool bags filled with some starter items in support of graduating seniors at WSWHE BOCES and Questar III BOCES 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 trades are in desperate need of labor,” stated 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.”

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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.

Established in 1890 and a member of the LBM Century Club, Curtis Lumber Company is an independent, family-owned business that serves Eastern, Central, and Northern New York and Vermont.

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