cement worker

Submitted by ED PANY

Mr. Chris DeNardo was reared in Wind Gap and graduated from Pen Argyl High School in 1980. There, he played both football and basketball for the Green Knights. His s father was a butcher at Blue Valley Meat Market. Unicem in 1981 at the age of 18. I was hired as a laborer and spent 10 years in the plant performing ” Two of his early mentors were Russ Powell and Fritz Engler. One of his supervisors was Danny Schlegel, a former student of this writer. The quarry operates two shifts. A giant loader capable of lifting 25 tons feeds two 75 ton trucks. They move massive amounts of cement rock each day. Chris and the workers are multi-talented in the operation of all the quarry equipment. The geology of the quarry and winter conditions are very challenging, but we stress safety and shutdowns are rare. I work with a great team workers: Robert Raub, Bob Rebmann, David Souders, Dale Schreck, Ed Krutsick, ”

“I enjoy my job; time goes fast because we are constantly busy. Ten men efficiently man two quarry shifts.” Chris is proud of his companion, Ms. Laura Lynch, daughter Mia, a Dunn & Bradstreet employee, and son Alex, a Penn State student. Mr. DeNardo has spent 23 years of his 33 years at the plant in the quarry working closely with a dedicated group of men. He brings his amiable personality and work ethic to the Stockertown Plant each day. In his spare time, you can find him on a local golf course. I wish Chris and all my friends at Buzzi-Unicem a safe and prosperous year and hope to return to honor two more workers next year.


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