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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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UPDATE ON COVID-19

P.J. Keating continues to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation related to the spread of COVID-19. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, and customers is our number one priority.

An extensive range of business continuity and precautionary measures are in place across our line of businesses. We are following the advice and direction of the CDC along with government and public health authorities in our state.

Our businesses remain operational and continue to supply customers. We are reviewing and modifying our response as the situation evolves.

For questions and further assistance email us:
Sales: Eric Lundberg, elundberg @pjkeating.com,
Construction: Andy Brewer, Abrewer@pjkeating.com
HR: Kelly Barilone, kbarilone@pjkeating.com

PJK Wins NAPA Awards!

We’re proud to share that P.J. Keating Co received the Larry H. Lemon Award for Quality in Construction!

This prestigious award was accepted by Andy Brewer V.P. of Construction at the recent National Asphalt Pavement Association annual meeting in January. This prestigious award is given to the top ten scoring projects of the past year 2018.

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2019 MSHA Training

The snow is finally melting and paving season is right around the corner, so it’s time for our annual MSHA refresher training before work kicks off! We held our 2019 MSHA Training on February 27, 2019 and the day was full of great tips, tricks and knowledge that can be brought back to the job and implemented.

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We broke out to training rooms to get some detailed safety tips. Eric our Mining Engineer gave us a run down on proper Mounting & Dismounting technique from trucks and equipment, and Kendra and Kaleigh from our Safety Department recapped our Hazardous Material containment policies. Our electricians Mike and Kevin walked us through electric safety and the invisible dangers of electricity, Liberty Mutual Certified Industrial Hygienist Vic informed us about the hazards silt and silica play in our health and lung safety, and we took a quick stretch break to stay limber with our Fit For Work partners Ken and Kyra.

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We solemnly recapped the 2019 industry fatalities, Peter our Field Safety Lead brushed us up on confined spaces precautions, Michael our Cranston Site Manager gave us some great Hot Work tips, Cody our Lunenburg Site Manager drove home the importance of good housekeeping for safety and we were joined by Pat O’Neil from Impact Fire to give us a refresher on Fire Extinguisher usage.

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We ended the day by reviewing the upcoming site changes to all our Plants and what safety issues and hazards they may pose.

Thanks to all who joined us for our 2019 MSHA training, we look forward to starting the season off on a safe foot!

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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June All Out Day

June 6th, 2018 was our monthly All-Out Day and it was a great (and warm!) opportunity to get out of the office and get involved with the various operations we have going on all over the state. Here are some photos of our staff visiting Gilbert’s crew in Burlington, MA.

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We stopped by Dan’s crew in Groton and brought cookies to George’s crew in Stow, then said hello to the hard working ladies from our Acushnet office and stopped by Franklin to see the great grading work happening there today!

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It was a busy day in the P.J. Keating world and great to catch up with our crews and hard working employees! #PJKAllOutDay

3 Million Hours!

You may have heard it many times by now, but we truly put Safety first here at P.J. Keating! To congratulate our efforts and dedication to safety, we have recently received two awards recognizing our Safety efforts across all our various lines of businesses and plants. P.J. Keating has hit 3 MILLION hours of work without a Lost Time Incident, and we couldn’t be prouder!

We have received an award and a commendation letter signed by Randy Lake, John Keating, John Parson, and Lee Cole, stating “This type of achievement doesn’t happen by accident and requires intense focus and commitment by the entire organization. The example you set is a great encouragement to all of us and one we’re pleased to share – you’ve proven that it’s possible to create an environment that is free from significant injury. Every one of us on the Oldcastle Materials team has made a personal pledge to accept our role in building our safety culture – “When I SEE something I will STOP and Do something”. Thanks for exemplifying that commitment and challenging us to get better.”

We also received an Outstanding Safety Performance award from Liberty Mutual recognizing P.J. Keating as completing 2017 without a Lost Time incident!

Congratulations and thank you to all of our staff who put Safety first here at P.J. Keating to make these achievements possible! We look forward to completing 2018 in the same fashion. 🙂

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