We have reached two historic milestones this year and how appropriate they are to communicate our culture. We celebrate 75 years as a contractor who employs the very best craftsmen and we have honored nine of those craftsmen with the Marek Certified Craft Professional Credentials.
My congratulations go out to Pedro Cerritos, Dale Dodson, Jesus Reyna Salazar, Mariano Espitia, Jorge Velez, Kevin Mathews, Michael Anderson, Rogelio Garza, and Gilberto Palomo.
THINK SAFETY 2014
The beginning of a new year is always a good time to evaluate how we work together and can emphasize safe production habits in everything we do. Safety will not occur by chance: it takes every worker’s determination and effort each and every day.
In my working relations on the Construction Education Foundation Board in DFW, I had the pleasure of reviewing the “Educational” Legislative materials passed this session and I am happy to say that. “I think our representatives helped us.”
Several of these Bills have “avenues” available for accredited training programs and maybe we can apply for use in our Workforce Development Programs?
In a super short form, here are their brief descriptions:
The following was originally posted in the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association's newsletter.
In early Spring 2013, under the guidance of Cary Seabolt and Marcus Bollum of Marek Brothers Systems, the planning began for an ASA-Houston Chapter student chapter in the Department of Construction Science within the College of Architecture at Texas A&M. The Construction Science department has an average enrollment of six to seven hundred students, and although there are currently no institutional rankings of collegiate construction management programs, it is commonly regarded as the best of the best. Historically the department primarily focuses on general construction management, and typically does not delve into the specifics of industrial, civil, residential or specialty contracting.
The Wreaths Across America story began over 20 years ago when Worchester Wreath Company (a for-profit commercial business from Harrington, Maine) began a tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation's fallen heros at Arlington National Cemetary.