Manufacturing Day at VEKA Inc.

VEKA welcomed carpentry students, accompanied by instructor David Liptak, from the Beaver County Career & Technology Center to its plant in Fombell, Pennsylvania. The school offers vocational education to juniors and seniors at local high schools in Beaver County. The students enjoyed a presentation on the history of the company from President Joe Peilert, and presentations on the importance of manufacturing careers and the career opportunities at VEKA. This was followed by VEKA employees showcasing the manufacturing process on tours of the plant, followed by a pizza lunch. Every student was given a pair of safety glasses to use on the tour and keep as their own. “We had 51 students attend the event,” says Veka Marketing Director Steve Dillon, who relates that several students were interested in part-time employment with the company while still in high school. “Even though they may not work here one day, there is still a connection."