Most of us travel on paved roads each day, but do you know how much goes into creating these roads? FLEX Member Maggie Schwabenbauer shared some information with us on her employer IA Construction.
Tell us about IA Construction.
IA Construction Corporation is a paving company based out of Franklin. It is also a subsidiary of Barrett Industries which operates across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, and Barret is also a subsidiary of a national corporation called Colas Industries, based out of France. IA has five asphalt plants—four are located in PA and one is located in Corriganville, MD. We also operate four quarries throughout PA and NY.
What is your role at the company?
I am the Assistant Environmental Coordinator, which means I’m responsible for making sure all environmental permits are in compliance and our employees are following the restrictions outlined within our permits. As the environmental coordinator, I get to travel to all IA locations regularly to make sure all paperwork is in order and our employees do not need any extra support. I have also started taking on more roles in the Quality Control Department of our company. This has allowed me to learn more about the testing of our materials.
What is your favorite part about working for IA Construction?
I love the flexibility it gives me to travel throughout the state and the country. I also enjoy being a member of a small company where everyone is looking out for one another. IA Construction prides itself on keeping our employees safe and producing high quality materials that support our community, and I am very proud to be part of their team.
What is surprising about the business?
Something that I think people would be surprised to learn about IA Construction is all of the planning and coordination that goes into creating the roads we travel every day. There is a lot of thought that goes into constructing a roadway and many moving parts.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
If you are interested in learning more, you can visit the sites below:
You can also find us on Facebook (facebook.com/IAConstructionCorp) and Linkedin (linkedin.com/company/ia-construction-corporation).
Thank you for sharing, Maggie!
This article was published in the Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs Exchange’s (FLEX) August 2022 edition of the FLEX Your Ideas (FYI) Newsletter.