Students visit East Aurora manufacturing and engineering plant

  • East Aurora High School recently toured Dukane Precast, the largest manufacturing and engineering plant in East Aurora.

    East Aurora High School recently toured Dukane Precast, the largest manufacturing and engineering plant in East Aurora. Courtesy of East Aurora Unit District 131

 
Posted11/17/2021 3:37 PM

EAST AURORA -- About 70 East Aurora High School students enrolled in dual credit Welding Technology I and Engineering classes recently took a field trip to Dukane Precast, the community's largest manufacturing and engineering plant.

The students' visit was part of Dukane Precast's celebration of National Manufacturing Month. It was arranged with the help of East Aurora School District 131 board of education member Bruce Schubert, who serves as risk manager for Dukane Precast.

 

Students were given safety hard hats, glasses and earplugs and divided into small groups upon arrival. A tour guide led each group, walking students from station to station across the plant.

"We have a goal for all of our students to be college and career ready, and so this was a tremendous opportunity," said Amy Martensen, East High School's division chair of science, FACS and technology. "It was great for our kids to see the different aspects of the prefabrication process and the many teams that are a part of the production crew."

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