On our first 2013 Spring trip, we enjoyed an incredible morning at A. Lucas & Sons Steel in downtown Peoria.
During our visit, company president Margaret A. Hanley and her colleagues helped us learn about the company's long history of strong employee relationships that have helped it withstand economic downturns.
We also had the opportunity to see the fabrication process, including a welding station, bending station, burning station, voortman line, and a history station.
Several volunteers took advantage of the opportunity to weld for themselves, too!
OLLI thanks Margaret and her staff for taking time out of their busy days to welcome us to the facility. We also truly appreciate the custom-made Bradley bookends and steel beams emblazoned with our college name!
For more information about A. Lucas & Sons Steel, please visit www.alucasiron.com.