Peckham Materials’ (a subsidiary of Peckham Industries Inc.) Pleasant Valley plant hosted its first open house and food drive since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 175 and 200 Pleasant Valley residents and community members came out on the sunny July day to enjoy the festivities and learn about the day-to-day operations that take place at the plant.
Some of the highlights of the field day included a food drive for non-perishable food items to support the Pleasant Valley Food Pantry, guided plant tours, a gluten-free cookie decorating table for kids provided by “No Wheat Sweets” of Pleasant Valley, inflatable games for the younger attendees to enjoy, many raffle items, and many prizes for kids and attendees to take home with them.
A few of the company vehicles, trucks, and equipment were parked and available for attendees to explore and see up close. A small sandpit was created filled with trucks and excavators for the kids to enjoy.
One of the highlights of the day was a small cannon that was used to shoot cantaloupes within the quarry. Sandwiches and hot dogs were provided by a local food truck, Yanni’s 2 Go, along with many other treats and refreshments from Adams Fairacre Farms.
“The Peckham team is always excited to have the opportunity to educate the community about our operations and invite our fellow community members for an open house filled with education, food and fun,” the company stated. “Since acquiring the facility in 2012, Peckham Industries has enjoyed being part of the Pleasant Valley community as well as continuing to work as a conscious corporate neighbor.
A family-operated company since 1924 with its headquarters in Brewster, N.Y., Peckham Industries employs nearly 1,000 people at more than 25 facilities located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont.