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Lezzer Lumber and Tyrone High School: 30 Years and Building

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Dan Plummer
Students from Dan Plummers carpentry class show off their Lezzer Lumber sweatshirts.

Lezzer Lumber and the Tyrone Area High School carpentry classes have been working together to build projects and educate students for over 30 years, and in honor of this long-standing relationship, Lezzer recently donated yellow safety sweatshirts to all the junior and senior students in the TAHS carpentry classes.

I really like working with and purchasing my building supplies with a local company that I can trust,” Plummer said. “The donation of hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts to my students in my class over the past several years has been a bonus.

— Carpentry teacher Dan Plummer

According to Tyrone carpentry teacher Dan Plummer, he and his students appreciate not only the donation but also the relationship that they have developed with Lezzer Lumber over the years.

“I really like working with and purchasing my building supplies with a local company that I can trust,” Plummer said. “The donation of hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts to my students in my class over the past several years has been a bonus. I would like to thank all who are involved with the donation process.”

Lezzer Lumber is a family-owned company founded in Curwensville, PA in 1927. Since then it has grown into one of the 10 largest lumber retailers in the nation and currently operates 10 retail stores, including one in State College, three commercial door facilities, and a truss manufacturing plant, all in Pennsylvania.

“Lezzer Lumber knows the importance of cooperating with educators like Dan Plummer and the students at Tyrone Area High School carpentry class.,” said Lezzer representative Dave Balsey. “Those students will go on to work in the building trades or start construction companies of their own soon after their graduation. We know with the commitment from educators at Tyrone Area High School these students will go on to succeed in the building trades and for sure will be a big part of the success of our company as well.”

Plummer said that having a positive working relationship with a reputable and dependable company makes it easy for him to find, order, and receive building materials for his classes.

“I have been working with one salesperson [Dave Balsey] since I began teaching here at Tyrone High School in 1993,” Plummer said.

Along with quality products, Plummer said that Lezzer also provides him and his students with valuable information, videos, and reviews that allow them to stay up to date with what materials, tools, and methods are trending in the construction industry.

The Lezzer Lumber crew has provided the materials for several house projects.

This year, the class is doing something different, building a “tiny home” cabin. The tiny home consists of four sections that will disassemble and can be easily shipped to the buyer.

The cabin started with basic wall framing and is now hooked up with electrical and plumbing, all with materials purchased from Lezzer Lumber.

Tyrone Principal Chad Packer said that he is also pleased with the relationship that Lezzer has made with the school district for its carpentry projects.

“It’s nice to see, this strengthens our ties to local companies and businesses while providing the students with a positive sense of community,” Packer said.

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Andrew Weaver
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Andrew Weaver is a senior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year in Eagle Eye. Andrew loves to ride dirt bikes with friends in his free time. He is a tri-sport athlete and competes in wrestling, football, and track. Andrew's passion for Eagle Eye is podcasting. He listens to many famous podcasts and would one day like to start his own. His plans after high school are to go to college and or trade school. A fun fact about him is he admires Mark Wahlberg a lot. One dream of his is to sit down and have a burger with Mark at his restaurant, Wahlburger.

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