This summer I am doing my optional Co-op in the Field Services department of Allan A. Myers. Allan Myers is a heavy construction company that is based out of Worcester, PA, which is about a 10 minute commute for me. This company works on bridges, roads, site preparation and water and waste-water treatment plants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Everyone that I have talked to from this company really loves working here, and with slogans such as “Better, Faster, Safe” and “Home Safe Tonight” you can really tell that they are looking out for the best for all of their employees.
Field Services is basically a combination of a small tools and concrete forms shop, so therefore we service all of the guys out on the job-sites. I price different tools for both our shop so we can repair things and for the job-sites so they have all of the needed equipment under their budget. Also, I will be working on inventory of all of the items we have in our shop and out in the field, which means visiting job-sites instead of sitting in the office all of the time. Even though I have not had a chance to go on a visit yet, I have the opportunity to watch the mechanic fix parts and see all of the items that are needed to create the projects we do on a daily basis.
Another interesting thing is that Field Services is in charge of the cows here on our property. This used to be a farm before the Myers family created their hauling company, which eventually became the company it is today. I have watched them during feeding and its definitely a different experience than school in Boston. It is also a big difference from every day life. Even though I only live about 10 minutes away, there are no farms near me so it definitely feels like a different world.
I am really excited to continue working here over the summer and learn more about the construction industry and this company!