Category Archives: Community

Lunenburg Skate Park Team visits our the Lunenburg Quarry!

Everyone meet the Lunenburg Skate Park Project team! To help celebrate our centennial anniversary, PJ Keating has pledged to raise goods and services valued at $60,000 to support the development of the Lunenburg Skate Park. We gave the Skate Park team a tour of our Lunenburg Quarry to show how we produce the materials used in the park.

Please help us create a community space for all ages to enjoy by donating to our GoFundMe here https://gofund.me/724fb455.

Together, we will turn a dream into reality!

Eric Lundberg Announces Retirement


Eric Lundberg has been with P.J. Keating for 35 years, and today May 27, 2021, we were honored to celebrate his retirement.

Eric has been an esteemed member of the P.J. Keating team since 1986, starting as a Sales Representative and advancing his career to Vice President of Commercial Sales. P.J. Keating will certainly miss Eric’s knowledge, work ethic, and professionalism, but we are excited for him to take on the next chapter of his life and enjoy the fruits of his labor. We wish him, his wife Karen, and the rest of his family good health and happiness. We hope he will enjoy many days on the golf course, out fishing, and spending time with his family.

Thank you, Eric, for all your years of service, and congratulations on your retirement. We wish you all the best!

Pictured from left to right is Jonathan Olson, P.J. Keating President, Christian Zimmermann, CRH AMAT New England Group President, Eric Lundberg, P.J. Keating VP Of Commercial Sales, Karen Lundberg and John Keating, Executive Vice President of AMAT.

P.J. Keating Supports Local Food Pantry During Unusual Times.

P.J. Keating donated food to Shepherd’s Pantry in Acushnet, an organization in critical need of support during these difficult times. Our Acushnet crew proudly delivered the goods and represented our company during this amazing act of kindness.
Volunteers at the Shepherd’s Pantry expressed their gratitude to our team stating,

“We send our gratitude to all of you for your generous response to the needs of so many families hurting in these unusual times.”

At P. J. Keating we are always looking for ways to support our communities.

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2019 CORE Award Dinner

Over the weekend we celebrated all of our CORE award winners for the year of 2017. We made sure to include their families in the festivities too so they can see their loved ones recognized!

We have a saying here at P.J. Keating, that we like to “Make Safety our Family Business.” When we leave for work in the morning, our families expect us home safe and sound in the evening. Putting safety first means that everyone gets to go home at the end of the day.

Because our families are so important to us, we invited them to our CORE Award Dinner last Saturday so they could join us in celebrating and honoring their family members who put safety first.

CORE stands for Commitment to Operations Reflecting Excellence in Safety, and it’s an award to recognize teams who go above and beyond in regards to safety. We heard about a lot of successful and safe projects with 0 incidents and we hope to have even more next year!

Our 2018 CORE Award winners who were recognized over the weekend are…

For the Acushnet Stripping Project, January 15 2018 – March 8th, 2018 : Joe Ryan, Doug Fredette, Jim Imlach, Gilly Mello, Barry Costa, Dale DaCosta, John Viega, Pete Szala

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For the Acushnet Hydroset Cylinder Replacement Project in : Justin Vieira, Ken Viera

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For the Lunenburg Asphalt Drum Installation in : Eric Morin, Brian Contois, Gary Savoie, Jay Valliere, Mike Reynolds, Dan Richard

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For the Acushnet Rubber Plant Set-up and Start-up in : Bruce Miranda, Claudio Moco, Shawn Fournier, Mike Reynolds, Kevin Bailey, Mike Bulcamino, Jonathan Souza, Bryant Ribeiro, Kyle Waite, Mike Letourneau.

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For the Lunenburg QC Sample Rack Improvements : Kaitlyn LeBlanc, Gary Savoie, Dan Zeppenfeld.

For the Emergency Rt 84 Bridge Deck Repairs: Brandon Rudik, Don Magoon and Gianni Diaz.

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For his Implementation of a “Golden Lute, Golden Shovel Award”: Andrew Clark

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For Safety Excellence and his dedication to Driver Training”: Dan Jockell

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For the Lunenburg Shop 5S’s”: Damon Brown, Craig Thibault, Evan Arraial, John Silva, Ken Hart

and a special Safety Excellence award was awarded to Patricia Ferreira for always being a fantastic point person for safety, and looking out for all she interacts with!

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Congratulations to all, we hope 2019 will be just as safe and successful!

Habitat for Humanity Donation Drive 2018

Every quarter here at PJK, we take the time to choose a charitable recipient to support for our quarterly donation drive. This month, Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts was that recipient! We’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity before and love the multi-faceted experience of working on their job sites. It’s not only a fantastic cause to support, but also allows us to work together as a team to give back to our local community and those who need it most.

We had so much interest from PJK Employees we had to split up our teams into two separate job sites! One team worked on building a ramp for a handicapped family in Fitchburg, MA while the other worked to help renovate a fire-damaged duplex in Acton, MA. We had a great time on both builds and might have walked away sweaty and sore, but feeling good and happy to help.
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12th Annual Skyview Middle School Tour

Last week was our 12th annual Field Trip for Skyview Middle School students and we had a great time hosting them! By Thursday over 300 sixth graders from our local middle school have traveled through the P.J. Quarry and Plant here in Lunenburg to learn all about our Aggregates and Asphalt production. Can you believe we’ve been hosting bus tours for Skyview students for 12 years?

A big thank you to Dave, Kendra, Cody and our Interns Camden, Grace, Anna and Kaleigh for being great tour guides, and the students and teachers from Skyview for asking so many questions! Students learned about what types of rocks are in our Lunenburg Quarry, all the different measurements of stone we carry and waved to the truckers getting loaded with Asphalt.

It’s a highlight of the year for PJK, we’re looking forward to continuing the tradition!

Here we see Environmental, Health & Safety Manager Kendra and Quarry Manager Cody explain to students how high each bench of the Quarry is. (It’s 50 feet – if you were curious too!)
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Dave Normandin had all eyes on him when he told the students we were blasting that day. We promise we’ll wait until the bus leaves the quarry!
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Students were enthralled by our stone piles, giant trucks and crusher!
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