PORTAGE, WI – Representatives from General Engineering Company met recently with City of Portage leaders and Portage School District representatives to present two donations for the Portage High School Building Trades Program.

Kent Fish PE and Vice President at General Engineering, presented over $10,000 of donated services to the building trades program by providing building and structural plan design, bidding coordination and technical support for the project.  Mr. Fish also volunteers his time serving on the Building Committee.

Also, in an effort to give back to the program and community, Mark Jankowski, Director of Inspection Services was present to agree that GEC will not be assessing inspection fees for the next four Building Trades projects, to be built over the next several school years.

The Portage High School Building Trades Program is comprised of students that are interested in creating a career in the construction trades field.  This program gives students the necessary hands on training that will carry straight into a profession within the construction field.  Students earn two credits for time devoted to the project during three class periods a day, a study hall and a half hour after school.

The recently sold, 1,728 square foot home, has two and half bathrooms and three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and walk in closets.  Other features include a deck off the living room and an unfinished basement plumbed for future construction and a safe/storm room.

Building Trades Photo Op
L-R, Kent Fish, GEC Vice President, Margaret Rudolph, Director of Business Operations Portage School District, Rick Dodd, Mayor, Mark Jankowski, GEC Director of Inspection Services and Shawn Murphy, City Administrator