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New Hampshire

September 25, 2013

Salem firm encourages high school students

SALEM — MSI Mechanical Systems project managers Jim Bigelow and Sean McNamara welcomed high school students to the MSI demo booth last week at the N.H. Construction Career Days at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds.

The two day hands-on career fair exposes New Hampshire high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries through exhibits and educational resources.

“As a strong advocate of educating high school students about the trades, MSI was pleased to participate in this year’s construction career fair,” said Brian Hooper, vice president of MSI. “This a great way to engage these students with work they would actually be doing on the job. At our MSI booth, we designed a hands-on, realistic HVAC project where we show students how to cut black iron pipe with a pipe cutter and we also show students how to braze copper piping with a torch. That’s something you don’t do in the classrooms at high school.”

Hundreds of high school students attended the fair.

“This is our opportunity to get these kids excited about our industry and about companies in the industry like, MSI Mechanical,” said Catherine Schoenenberger, chairman of New Hampshire Construction Career Days. “It’s nice to see the students’ enthusiasm about the trades.”

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