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Tree Donation Beautifies Paducah Middle Campus

Wayne Armbruster, manager of engineering for Gerdau Steel, is a member of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board and also owns a small tree farm.

"I often look for places that would benefit from trees," said Armbruster  "Therefore, when the construction on the new PMS school was nearly complete, I noticed the landscaping was about to happen and thought, 'What a great place for my trees.' "

After approaching Gerdau and Paducah Public Schools with the idea, Armbruster worked with the school architects to formulate the layout and costs and asked community businesses for donations.

" PMS is wonderful school and Gerdau is glad to be a part of its success," said Armbruster.

"We appreciate community partners like TVA, Gerdau, Lourdes, CSI, Motion Industries and the Civic Beautification Board," said Paducah Middle principal Stacey Overlin. "Over the years, as these trees grow and mature they will add a natural beauty to our campus that will last for generations to come."

Photo caption, left to right:
Row 1: Rita McKeel (Civic Beautification Board), Gail Ransler (Civic Beautification Board), Alberta Davis (Civic Beautification Board)
Row 2: Carol Vanderboegh (Civic Beautification Board), Dabney Haugh (Civic Beautification Board), Donald Shively (Paducah Public Schools), Stacey Overlin (Paducah Middle School), Brent Powell (Tennessee Valley Authority), Wayne Armbruster (Gerdau Steel), Dr. Randy Greene (Paducah Public Schools), Mark Olson (Gerdau Steel)

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