Michigan Construction Gives 1,500+ Construction-Related Books to Teachers Across Michigan

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The Truckload of Books celebration to promote reading and showcase construction careers continues to grow with 1,500 applicants this year, making it the biggest year ever.

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This third year our partner sponsors who made it possible to give away more than 1,500 books about construction, building, architecture and engineering.

All teachers who entered received at least one age-appropriate book. A total of 47 classrooms, selected randomly, received a toy dump truck filled with books.

Due to the cancellation of in person school instruction for the remainder of the school year, books will be delivered to the winning teachers as soon as we can.

In the fall we will connect Michigan Construction partner agencies in the communities to the winning classrooms if they would like a representative from the industry to come to their class and read from the books and answered questions about their work.

"Along with promoting reading, this partnership showcases the great work these companies do to build our communities," said Heather Smith, communications & marketing director for Michigan Construction.

In addition to helping young children learn, they are exposed to the construction industry as a possible career path. 

See below for a list of those sponsors as well as the 2020 Truckload of Books contest winners!

If you have any questions about the program please email Heather Smith at: heather@michiganconstruction.com

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Last Name

School Grade Community
Zarek Keith Elementary 2nd West Bloomfield
Leinon Wakefield-Marensico Pre-K Wakefield
Plester Ubly elementary achool Kindergarten Ubly
Raether Rankin Elementary 2nd Swartz Creek
Bonner North Branch Elementary 2nd North Branch
Basse Ross Park Elementary Other Muskegon
Schaefer Dailey Elementary (Beecher Schools.) Kindergarten Mt Morris Township
Sorg Arborwood Elementary School Kindergarten Monroe
Towne Peace Shelby Kindergarten Macomb
Siewert Elva Lynch Elementary Kindergarten Lapeer
Chartrand Bennett Elementary Kindergarten Jackson
Vermeulen Queen of the Miraculous Medal 1st Jackson
Sommer Ironwood Area Schools 2nd Ironwood
Livingston Saugatuck Public Kindergarten Hudsonville
Ingersoll CollinsElementary 2nd Houghton Lake
McCabe bridge academy east 2nd Hamtramck
Vander Sluis Grand Rapids Christian Pre-K Grand Rapids
McVannel Anderson Elementary Kindergarten Grand Blanc
Martin Dowdall Elementary 3rd Flint
Darley Dye Elementary Other Flint
Boegner Neithercut 2nd Flint
Garmyn Torrey Hill Intermediate School 3rd Fenton
Moore Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 3rd Essexville
Bogardus Greyhound Intermediate School 3rd Eaton Rapids
Kritzman Deckerville Elememtary School 4th Deckerville
Ebeling Decatur Davis Elementary Kindergarten Decatur
Newton Thorne Primary Kindergarten Dearborn Heights
Kubitz Long Elementary Pre-K Dearborn
Faletti Nowlin Elementary School 3rd Dearborn
Howes Thomson/Davison Community Schools Kindergarten Davison
Talaski Pierce Elementary 1st Davison
Hayes Anna Mae Burdi Early Childhood Center Pre-K Chesterfield
Neeser Saint Mary School Charlotte 4th Charlotte
Ferrell Parkview Elementary 3rd Charlotte
Zylstra Marshall Elementary School 1st Byron Center
Smith Barhitte Elementary School Kindergarten Burton
Weitting Ellis Elementary Kindergarten Belding
Bragiel Washington Elementary Other Bay City
Steinhaus Orchard Primary Kindergarten Allenton
Robertson Wilkshire Early Childhood Center 1st Haslett
Hague Old Mission Peninsula School 3rd Traverse City
Brimhall Cole Academy 1st Lansing
Marshall Meadowbrook Elementary School 1st Novi
Skowronski Jefferson Elementary 2nd Redford
Hagen Siebert Elementary 2nd Midland
Epp Woodward School for Technology and Research Kindergarten Kalamazoo
Bartolacci North Aurelius Elementry Other Mason

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