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Recently I undertook a small yard improvement project. I wanted to add extra parking and create space for future plants. Simple enough, right? For some of us who are fortunate enough to have grown up around the trades, yes, the project was simple enough.


You see, my father, Jack, was a master carpenter and I...was...a horrible apprentice. I lacked his skills and instincts for the trades. I worked with him on several projects and I observed, I watched, I helped when I could...

Industry: Commercial Construction Residential
Building Trades
Auto and Truck Technologies Manufacturing and Logistics
Category: Apprenticeships Education Employer Spotlights Success Stories

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Part of our mission at TradeCrews is to help bring to light, the many opportunities within the skilled trades industries. This involves sharing news and events such as this one, which was recently brought to our attention.

This article is attributed to PBS.org. Information from this article can be found here: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/decades-pushing-...

Industry: Commercial Construction Residential
Building Trades
Auto and Truck Technologies Manufacturing and Logistics
Category: Education Success Stories

Published by: Leslie Hepburn

Henricocte

I had the pleasure of meeting with Mac Beaton, Henrico CTE Director, the other day. I learned a lot about the CTE program in Henrico county, and how the faculty and staff are making hands-on and experiential-based learning a top priority. While we were discussing the specifics of the program, Mac offered to give me a tour of a home site where students are working and I didn't hesitate to take him up on it!

Just a short drive up the road we found ourselves in a nice neighborhood of be...

Industry: Residential
Building Trades
Category: Education

Published by: Leslie Hepburn

Welding

TradeCrews received great response to our VTI story published a couple weeks ago. For those that are interested, we reached back out and got more information about this institution’s history and background. Be sure to visit http://www.govti.orgfor more information!

Virginia Technical Institute – Our Story

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Industry: Commercial Construction
Category: Apprenticeships Education

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The latest rumor buzzing around our schools, workforce boards, and the internet, is that there are a great number of lucrative jobs and opportunities in the skilled trades industry. *gasp*

And if you’ve heard this “gossip” too, know that it’s not based on lies or exaggeration. In fact, over 75% of the workforce in the skilled trades will be retiring in the next 5-10 years, with significantly fewer young workers entering the workforce. That means the companies that build our homes, sc...

Industry: Commercial Construction Residential
Building Trades
Category: Education

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About The National Association of Women in Construction

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction o...

Industry: Commercial Construction
Category: Employer Spotlights Success Stories

Published by: Leslie Hepburn

Stewart

TradeCrews recently spoke with Jennifer Zeile, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Stewart Moving & Storage of Richmond, VA to learn more about her company and success in the skilled trades industry. Stewart Moving & Storage is a proud member of the International Association of Movers (IAM), National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), and Virginia Movers & Warehousemen’s Associati...

Industry: Commercial Construction Residential
Building Trades
Auto and Truck Technologies Manufacturing and Logistics
Category: Employer Spotlights

Published by: Leslie Hepburn

Broc bleacher restorations

TradeCrews recently spoke with Dan Baker, Vice President & CFO of Bleacher Restorators (BROC, LLC) of Littleton, CO to learn more about his company and success in the skilled trades industry. BROC is family-owned and operated, and has provided design, construction, and installation services throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and beyond!


Company Profile


Company Name: Bleacher Restorators of Colorado, LLC

Indust...

Industry: Commercial Construction
Category: Employer Spotlights

Published by: Leslie Hepburn

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TradeCrews recently spoke with Neil Wright, Vice President of Merchants Fixture of Ashland, VA to learn more about his company and success in the skilled trades industry. Merchants Fixture is a proud member of Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), Association for Retail Environments (ARE), and Associated General Contractors of American (AGC).


Company Profile


Company Name: Merchants Fixture

Industry/Field: Commercial C...

Industry: Commercial Construction
Category: Employer Spotlights

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TradeCrews recently spoke with Vicki Stitzer, Vice President of Complete Interior Package,Inc., of Chesterfield, Virginia to learn more about her company and success in the skilled trades industry. CIP is family-owned and operated, and a proud member of the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR).

Industry: Residential
Building Trades
Category: Employer Spotlights

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