Sundt Construction, Inc. Donates Concrete Pad and Equipment to Central Arizona College to Enhance Training Opportunities
By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Pinal County, Ariz. – In June, Central Arizona College announced a new workforce development partnership with Tempe-based general contractor Sundt Construction, Inc. This partnership continues to expand.
Recently, Sundt Construction announced they would be covering all costs to pour 320 cubic yards of concrete for a 142’ by 92’ concrete pad to expand training for students in the Construction and Concrete Technology programs.
Students in the Heavy Equipment Operator program will begin leveling and grading the area this spring and Construction Technology students will build the concrete forms. Sundt expects to have the pad completed by Fall 2018.
Darry Welker, Craft Instructor for Sundt stated, “This will provide students with valuable hands-on experience that will benefit them in their future career.”
Additionally, in support of the Sundt and CAC partnership, Sundt donated $19,000 to the Heavy Equipment Operator Program for the purchase of GPS equipment. They have also donated more than $31,000 in tools and supplies for the Construction Technology program.
“We appreciate all that Sundt is doing to help expand programming and training opportunities for CAC students,” stated Kristen Benedict, Agriculture and Advanced Technology Division Chair.
Central Arizona College
For more than 48 years, Central Arizona College has been serving and educating the diverse communities of Pinal County. With five campuses and three centers located strategically throughout the county, CAC provides accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities for those of all ages.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.