Welcome to Public Works' newest road worker

Date: February 21, 2019

Lane Brown is Ferguson Township’s newest road worker, and this is his first public works job. 

“I’ve always liked working with my hands and being outside,” he said, “so this opportunity caught my eye.”

Brown grew up in rural Stormstown, where his family runs Brown’s Transportation Services for the State College Area School District, and on his “Pap’s” farm down the road from the family business. So he brings a lot of hands-on experience as a laborer to his new job. As a student, he participated in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. “I raised a steer and two pigs, took them to the Grange Fair, and sold them,” he said. 

“I like to have something to work on. That’s why I went to diesel school,” he added. The State High graduate earned a Class A Commercial Driver’s License in the Diesel Technology program at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI). 

One of his first responsibilities at the Township was operating a wing plow in 6 – 9 inches of snow. His “brothers” in Public Works are good-naturedly ribbing him as the “rookie,” but they are giving him all the support he needs to succeed.