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PLYMOUTH — A local manufacturer was honored by the Plymouth Schools Industrial Tech Program for a long history of support. The Industrial Tech Program at Plymouth began 33 years ago teaching students first hand about the construction industry by building a home in the city. Since the birth of the program MAAX of Plymouth has been a supporter providing bathtubs for every house the program has built.
“It started 33 years ago with Don Aker supplying bathtubs for the project,” said Jason Wells of MAAX. “It’s something that’s good for us to do because it’s relative to what we do as a company. It’s a great opportunity for us and you have to take advantage of those opportunities when they present themselves. Everybody knows about how the economy has been and you do whatever you can when you can to be a good corporate neighbor.”
Sam Goebel of RE/MAX Oak Crest Realty - a member of the programs Advisory Board - and the programs Instructor P.T. McKinnis presented the company with a plaque to commemorate their support. This year’s student build house is on Ohio Street in Plymouth and the class will hold their open house to show it to the public on June 4. Goebel will also be selling the house this year and says the list price will be $139,500.