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Date: May 16, 2019

City/State/Province: Watertown, NY, US, 13601

Company: Colas

The road to your future starts with Barrett Industries

Since 1854, Barrett Industries has been a leader in providing infrastructure solutions throughout the United States. Through our subsidiary companies, including Barrett Paving Materials Inc., we serve everyone from small contractors to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Barrett Industries Corporation is an infrastructure construction holding company with a vertically integrated value chain including quarries, sand and gravel operations, asphalt cement storage terminals, hot mix asphalt plants, trucking, asphalt emulsions, asphalt paving, and pavement preservation. 

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. upholds the highest standards of Safety, Environmental Stewardship, and Ethical Conduct. We provide advanced solutions for our customer’s needs while having a positive impact on our local communities, generating sustainable growth, and long-term value for our shareholders. Our mission is to strengthen and grow our infrastructure products and services by empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. We operate through various companies in the Northeast and the Midwest.  We are strong, stable, and growing.  

“We Build the Roads You Travel”



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The purpose of the Internship Program here at Barrett Paving Materials is to benefit both our organization by helping us to find the brightest young talent to bring fresh and innovative new ideas to the company, as well as provide an opportunity for Jr.or Sr. college students to develop their skills and apply the knowledge they are learning in their coursework.  The internship program also provides a benefit to the local community, as today’s statistics show that over 50% of interns return after graduation to the companies where they were interns, positively impacting the retention rate of college graduates in the community’s workforce.   

With an increasing demand for qualified workers in all industries, it is important that our company does our part to attract the highest caliber of candidates from universities.  While students at these universities receive classroom training, there is a great deal of knowledge and experience that cannot be taught in the classroom.  Cooperative education and internship programs in our Industry are an effective way to educate future employees and hopefully attract other students that may not have considered a career in the construction industry. 

Successful candidates will go through our comprehensive Eight to Ten week rotational program, catching a glimpse all of the aspects of our business which includes some time spent in Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Manufacturing/Construction Accounting to better understand the whole business.   Internships here at Barrett will help to validate a student’s career choices, one way or the other, which is very important in helping one to choose the best career direction. A positive experience here at Barrett will encourage students to continue their education and hopefully enter the Construction Industry.  Whether they go on to be employed by contractors, agencies, consultants or companies, an increased level of knowledge in today’s youth will ultimately benefit the industry as a whole.  That being said, the overall goal of the program is to recruit the best of the best Business, Marketing, Construction Management, School of Management students each year with the hope of retaining them for full-time positions with Barrett. 

Through the Eight to Ten week program, we seek to create a remarkable and unparalleled learning experience for students, so that they will continue to think enthusiastically about the Construction/ Manufacturing industry. Each summer, we strive to ensure that students experience the benefits of working for a construction company that sees the value in its employees and where they can gain valuable hands-on experience, working directly with Customers, Managers, Superintendents, and Foremen in the field. With sister companies located in seven states outside of New York this allows the ability to relocate for key employees when the timing is right.







Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here.

If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Barrett Paving Materials Inc. at 973-533-1001 or send an e-mail to:

Barrett PAving MAaterials Inc. will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. For more information, please click here.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown

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