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Published: Sunday, 5/19/2013

Penta students construct soccer building at Eastwood Schools

Open house set for Sunday


The new soccer building at the Eastwood Schools campus was constructed by Penta Career Center students. The new soccer building at the Eastwood Schools campus was constructed by Penta Career Center students.

During this past school year, 100 high school students at Penta Career Center have been constructing a 2,200 square-foot soccer building as part of their career training.

The building is a contracted project for the Eastwood Schools and is located at 4900 Sugar Ridge Road (between Luckey and Lemoyne roads) in Pemberville. The building will be open to the public on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

“Most school years, our students construct a house as part of their senior class project, however, this year we did not have a house project but instead we had the opportunity to construct a building for Eastwood Schools,” says Kevin McCann, supervisor of the Construction Trades programs at Penta, which is in Perrysburg Township.

“This project was valuable for the students so they could gain hands-on experience working in construction.”

The two-story soccer building will house concessions, a press box, restrooms and storage. Special features include a two-part truss system, fire-retardant materials, three large windows on the second floor to view games, decorative wainscoting, and a full brick front.

Students in Penta’s Construction Carpentry, Electricity, Remodeling, Masonry, HVACR/Piping Systems Technology, and Construction Trades programs worked on aspects of the construction project. Penta instructors Rob Weaver, Pat Luther, Mike Urbine, Mike Hardenbrook, Jason Vida, and Mike Knitz worked with the students.

For more information about contracting with Penta to construct a house, contact Kevin McCann at 419-666-1120 Ext. 6358. Potential projects must be within a 15-minute driving distance of the Penta campus. In addition, potential projects must be located within one of Penta’s member school districts. Over the years, Penta has built 80 homes.

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