This blog series will introduce our audience to some of the brightest and most dedicated young professionals in the PCI Mid-Atlantic chapter. These individuals contribute to the exciting future of our dynamic industry every day. Get a behind-the-scenes look into their lives and innovative career path.
I am born and raised in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. I graduated high school from Schuylkill Haven Area High School and still live in town. I graduated college from Lebanon Valley College in 2014. I have been working at Northeast Prestressed Products since 2017. I am a graduate of LPCI and a part of the Young Professionals Network of PCI Mid-Atlantic. I enjoy sports and being with my family. I currently help coach the Schuylkill Haven High School Football Team.
PCI-MA: How do you have fun at work?
Evan: I try to participate in the company as much as I can. Whether it be committees, helping with various tasks, or participating in an out of work functions. It keeps me involved and makes work enjoyable.
PCI-MA: Tell us about one of your proudest work accomplishments.
Evan: My proudest work accomplishment is winning a contract of spread box beams for a bridge in my hometown. I have crossed the Columbia St. Bridge almost daily my whole life. It means a lot to me to say I will be a little part of history in our town.
PCI-MA: What is one thing you like most about your career in the precast industry?
Evan: What I like most about this industry is the challenges. We make unique product that will outlive us. When you think about that you appreciate what you do a whole lot more. I also love the relationships and people I have met along the way.
PCI-MA: What advice would you give someone just entering the workforce and the construction industry?
Evan: Don’t be afraid to ask questions and try to learn as much as possible. There are more opportunities available to younger people in this industry than you realize.
About Northeast Prestressed Products
Northeast Prestressed Products (NPP) maintains office, production, storage and fleet operations on a 28-acre site in Cressona, Pa., strategically located to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 80, and other major transportation arteries. NPP serves agencies and contractors from Virginia to Maine, and hauls most elements with its own fleet, which includes customized trailers for delivering bulb-tee girders in the 175-ft. range – a size class for which the producers has been a forerunner in the Mid-Atlantic and New England Markets. Among its most notable recent projects, NPP delivered 52 bulb-tee girders for the Coplay-Northhampton Bridge in Eastern Pennsylvania. Also known as the Chestnut Street Bridge, the three-span structure consists of five lines of our spliced bulb-tees, each with four grouted P-T tendons.
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