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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014
LUMBER CO-OPERATOR
association
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H.J. BUSHKA GRAND OPENING
NAUGATUCK, Conn.—
On June 7, H.J. Bushka & Sons Lum-
ber & Millwork held a grand opening for its newest lumber-
yard located at 25 Great Hill Rd. in Naugatuck Industrial Park.
In the early 1900s, the location was home to L.V. Matson
& Sons, a building supply company, which delivered building
supplies on horse drawn wagons
H.J. Bushka’s modern facility will improve the shopping
experience for their customers in and around Naugatuck
with an expanded inventory of building materials, and easy
access for contractors and for loading and unloading trucks
more efficiently.
The company also added a consumer-friendly showroom
where homeowners can browse or contractors can bring
their clients to go over millwork products and more for the
project needs.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
at Grand Opening.
Old Building.
H.J.Bushka’s newest lumberyard
location, Naugatuck .
ONGOING CERTAINTEED-ABC
SUPPLY COLLABORATION HELPS
MOLD TOMORROW’S TRADESMEN
VALLEY FORGE, Pa.—
An ongoing partnership between
CertainTeed Corp. and leading building products distributor
ABC Supply Co, Inc., is helping prepare carpentry students at
a Massachusetts technical high school for the workforce with
important industry training.
For 6 years, representatives from CertainTeed and ABC
Supply’s Fall River, Mass., location have made visits to Upper
Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne, Mass., to
give hands-on instruction in the proper installation of vinyl
and polymer siding and PVC trim. Students who successfully
complete these sessions can earn CertainTeed Master Crafts-
man® installer certification, which gives them a leg up as
they enter the workforce after graduation.
“One of our goals is to help our students get real world
construction experience and earn as many professional certi-
fications as they can, because those things make them more
employable after they graduate,” said Robert Dutch, super-
intendent of Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
District. “Having access to this level of expertise from Cer-
tainTeed and ABC Supply, has really benefitted the students
of our carpentry program. They’re great with the kids, too—
they’re able to break things down and communicate them in
a way that the students understand.”
The high school’s carpentry program has always pur-
sued large, real-life projects, such as constructing or remod-
eling campus buildings, to give students more hands-on
experience with trade skills.
“Because all of these buildings are large, they give our
students ample opportunity to install the CertainTeed exterior
products,” said Dutch. “I look at the installations they’ve done
on campus, and you’d never know they were done by high
school students. So, the training they’re receiving from Certain-
Teed and ABC Supply is certainly making a positive impact.”
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