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What Will Happen When the Baby Boomers Retire?

The Baby Boomer generation saw a massive growth in the U.S. population. Along with it came the expansion of the labor force and the economy as a whole.  Growth is what sustains an economy. The advent of the Boomers coincided with the Golden Age of the United States, a period of prosperity and relative peace following …

In Demand: Skilled Craft Positions are Hardest Roles to Fill

It’s always exciting when our children show interest in their future career options.  But we know that all careers are not created equal.   Some career fields have a high demand. Other areas are oversaturated, with too many people and not enough jobs to go around.  Young people should be encouraged to pursue their passions and interests. It’s …

Mind the Gap: Why the Skills Gap in Construction is a Critical Issue

 “Skills to pay the bills.”  It’s a fun, common refrain we use to illustrate the basic process of work: We use our training and talents to complete tasks that employers pay us to do.  But more and more in our society, the skills that pay the bills aren’t being learned.   Companies need talented employees to …

Dr. Mittie Cannon, Founder of POWER UP Inc.

Dr. Mittie Cannon’s undeniable passion and unwavering commitment to empowering young women in the industry is inspiring and has brought much recognition to the opportunities that exist in construction. Dr. Cannon creates these moments of brilliance when individuals realize the immense depth of the industry and the many pathways available for career success.  When Dr. Cannon graduated high school, she pursued a career …

Boyd Worsham, President of NCCER

Starting as a carpenter apprentice and rising to president of an international company, Boyd Worsham embodies the enterprising spirit of the construction industry.     Worsham always knew he should be in construction because he liked to build things. The carpentry program at his high school solidified his desire to enter the industry. He was inspired by his 11th and 12th grade carpentry instructor, who taught him …

Folds of Honor Foundation

Sixty-five members of Associated Builders and Contractors were involved in the effort to build a headquarters for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to the families of military personnel who are killed or disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fundraising efforts resulted in nearly $900,000 of labor, materials and monetary donations. Crossland Construction; …

Shell Tiger AO4

Over 600 pieces of equipment were shipped in from all over the world for the Shell Tiger AO4 project. Much of the equipment was received and transported by Turner Industries specialized transportation group. The transportations were preceded by over a thousand engineering hours, and some required specialized super heavy hauling permits, soil, paving and bride …

Solar Project

As New England's largest solar array, this 57-acre solar array was constructed on a 115-acre parcel. It produces enough electricity to power 6,500 homes at peak output and is comprised of 40,300 Tier 1 solar panels. Cianbro Woodstock, ME 2018

The Methodist Hospital Outpatient Care Center

The outpatient care center is a 24 story, 1.6 million square foot building housing 1,000 patient beds. The facility contains services such as MRI, PET CT, nuclear medicine, radiology, radiation therapy, outpatient surgery, medical oncology, cardiac diagnostics and is designed for future expansion. TDIndustries Houston, TX 2010

State Farm Stadium

Home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the 63,400-seat stadium, which can expand to 73,000 seats, is the first stadium to house both a retractable roof and retractable natural-grass field. The $450 million dollar complex contains 88 luxury lofts as well as high-resolution scoreboards, which contributed to its selection by Business …


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