The employees of Marquis and Carver Yachts recently donated more than $80,000 worth of material and equipment to their local area high school, Pulaski High School and to a local church, SS Edward and Isadore Catholic Church.
The high school received more than 1,000 board-feet of lumber, hundreds of plywood sheets and finishing wood as well as a down-draft table, two disc-table sanders and a chop saw. The church received more than 3,200 sq. ft. of plywood. b
"Supporting the growth and education, while simultaneously encouraging the development of our youth, to provide a set of skills and abilities they can use into the future to contribute back to into our community as young adults is very rewarding," said Paul Liss, Marquis and Carver Yachts vice president of operations.
"Through our Technology and Engineering Education program we have seen many lives changed for the better. We are excited to be able to provide the greatest hands-on education possible for our students,” John Pitzen, Pulaski High School Tech Ed teacher, added. “Through the use of your donated sheet material and equipment, your contributions will directly assist in the molding of students' minds into technically literate individuals."
"With more than 60 years of heritage and history since Carver's founding in Pulaski, never leaving our home town and roots, we must play an active role in the development of the youth," said Marquis & Carver Yachts' President & CEO Rob Parmentier.