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T.A. Loving Company Hosts AIG Students from Elmhurst Elementary


Goldsboro, NC - May 2010 - T. A. Loving Company hosted 27 AIG students from Elmhurst Elementary School's fourth and fifth grade. The field trip to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium provided the students with an up-close view of the current end zone expansion as well as a brief introduction to T. A. Loving Company and our 85 year history of building bridges, universities, hospitals, and sports facilities. T. A. Loving Company provided the students and their teachers with their own set of drawings for the end zone project for use in their study of engineering, construction, and architecture. The morning was topped off with a special delivery from the tower crane; personalized hard hats for each student and their teachers.

T. A. Loving Company met with the administrators of Elmhurst Elementary well before the project was awarded to insure that their concerns were heard and addressed and to guarantee the school that should T. A. Loving Company be selected to complete the project, they would have a partner they could count on to keep their children, staff, and visitors safe while the stadium expansion was under construction.

Prior to the field trip, T. A. Loving Company provided the AIG classes with a "Build Up!" toolbox from the Associated General Contractors (AGC). According to Elmhurst officials, the learning information couldn't have been provided at a better time - their students were just finishing up an entire lesson on engineering and architecture.

The following information is taken from the AGC website regarding the Build Up! program:

Through hands-on activities, team projects, and individual work, fifth-grade students meet academic requirements in math, science, history and the language arts while learning about the construction industry.

A single kit provides enough instructional materials for 30 students, including a workbook, a video on bridges and a book on building skyscrapers. Hands-on activities encourage students to work in teams to build the strongest bridge and tallest skyscraper using simple materials, such as cardboard and popsicle sticks. Each kit contains more than 20 hours of in-classroom instruction, broken down into smaller units, which give users flexibility in choosing how much of each kit to use at a given time.

The kits were designed in conjunction with Scholastic, Inc., the nation's premier educational publisher, to provide the absolute highest quality materials to attain educational objectives in fun, practical, and meaningful ways.

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