Cement Workers of the Month
"JC" was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, where his parents and sister still reside. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Catalonia with a degree in industrial engineering and electro-mechanical engineering, spending a semester of study in Manchester, England.
His mechanical interest stems from his father's career as an automobile technician. JC's cement career started with Cementos Portland Valderrivas in Spain, the present owner of Keystone Cement. He came to the Bath plant as the plant's maintenance manager.
He said, "I manage a staff of 35 and our main responsibility is to ensure the safe and efficient maintenance of all the plant's equipment. I enjoy working in this new modern facility and adjusting and fine-tuning the operation."
One of his major challenges in coming to the U.S. was to adapt to a new culture personally and professionally. He said, "I never saw so much snow in my life. It's really cold here." With each day the highly qualified young engineer improved his English communication skills as he developed a friendly relationship with his co-workers.
JC's wife, Anna, and two children, April and Astrid, reside in Bethlehem. The family love the parks and covered bridges in the area. They also enjoy visits to New York City and Philadelphia. A favorite American treat are hamburgers at Red Robin.
A physically fit man, he runs 60 to 90 minutes three to four times a week and he has run in marathons.
I found "JC" to be a friendly, personable gentleman who will be returning to Spain to work at one of the company's plants.
We wish JC and his family much success as he continues his cement career in the country of his birth.