Today we had the great honor of hosting a group of students from Pacific Coast Christian Homeschool. It all started last year when we got a call from a parent asking if we could host a birthday party for their son, Brody. You see, Brody wants to grow up to become an Engineer and one day work for TrafFix Devices; they said “He is obsessed with your orange drums, cones, and especially the Scorpion.” We were overjoyed that he was so intrigued by our company and what we do that would couldn’t help but host his birthday party. Brody was joined by 9 of his friends where they got to tour of our San Clemente facility and see what really goes into creating highway safety products.
After his party, Brody told all of his friends at school and church what he did for his birthday. He kept talking about it…. for months. Fast-forward to last week when we got another call from the parents who asked if we could host a school field trip for Brody and his classmates. We had such fun hosting his birthday party that we more than happy to show his classmates around.
But this time, we turned it up to 11!
Brody and his classmates were given a tour of our San Clemente facility, where they learned about Traffic Safety, the tools and products used to keep drivers safe on the road, how those products are designed and built, and how they can save lives even during car crashes. The students had so many questions, it was hard to keep up with all of them!
Each student was given a goodie bag with a Safety Vest, a pair of Safety Glasses, Squeezie Cones and Drums, mini TrafFix Alert Rumble Strips, a button, a Hot Wheels car, and a variety of snacks.
The students were given a very informative lesson on Traffic Safety by one of our Engineers, Geoff Maus. Geoff covered topics like crosswalks, traffic and road signs, traffic signals, and he even gave a demonstration of how traffic safety products are being used out in the world.
After their time with Geoff, Tim Landosky, our Director of Safety, took the students on a tour of our entire facility. They saw the parts that go into building a Scorpion TMA and Scorpion Trailer, Barricades being assembled, and even got to see what a Scorpion TMA looks like before and after it’s impacted by a vehicle; they especially loved seeing the “squished” Scorpion TMA.
All of us at TrafFix Devices had an absolute blast with the kids and we hope they learned a great deal from this experience, and we look forward to having them, and other students, back for a visit.
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