STEM students tour Menifee’s Forterra concrete pipe company for Manufacturing Day

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Forterra concrete pipe sales specialist Ryan Wright explains how the company produces reinforced concrete pipe for underground storm drain systems to students from the Santa Rosa Academy STEM engineering class on tour during Manufacturing Day in Menifee, Oct. 4. Tony Ault photo
Students from Santa Rosa Academy and Palomar High School in Menifee learned about the employment opportunities in large scale manufacturing during a tour of the Forterra concrete pipe plant in Menifee Friday, Oct. 4. The students arriving in buses and cars were amazed at the heavy equipment and hundreds of finished reinforced concrete pipe used in storm drains and water filtration systems lining the grounds at the Forterra plant at 26380 Palomar Road in Menifee. The $13 million manufacturing company makes the large storm drain pipes and biotech filtration tanks used for flood control and stormwater filtering throughout California. The students from the two schools’ science, tech
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