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Here are some photos of a current project, the VA clinic, and of the US Court House.
 
 
Abpve we are just kicking-off the start of Section-C of the VA clinic in Austin.
 

MBS Austin Apprenticeship Program

We would like to recognize our employees whom are participating in our apprenticeship program. In this picture they are standing in front of a frame and sheet rock wall which they built as part of the performance lab project. As part of the lab, each apprentice is required to take apart a metal and wood framing, install insulation and sheet rock using metal screws.

MBS Dallas Lands New Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital is building a new two-million square foot facility to replace its existing 55-year old structure. The new hospital is being built across the street from the present facility and broke ground last November. It is scheduled to be completed by April 2014, and will then be the largest public hospital inthe country ever built in one phase.

2011 MBS Service Awards

Congratulations to those whom received their well deserved service awards last night. The service awards dinner was held at Sullivan's where employees and their spouses were invited to honor and congratulate those individuals whom have been with the company and devoted their time and hard work to Marek Brothers. We greatly appreciate all that you do!

Courthouse

 
Efrian Vega, shown here, is working on a lift on the site of the U.S. Courthouse. He is being coached by Francisco Hernandez whom has been training Efrain on istallation of exterior heavy gauge metal. Both of them have been taking turns with the installation and cutting metal. A special blade is used for 12 gauge metal and proper PPE is required, including ear plugs, during the process. 
 

New Qualified Field Coaches

Congratulations to our newly qualified Field Coaches!
 
 
Top Row: Chad Trunnel (ceilings and DW Mechanic, NCCER certified), Darrin Price (ceilings and DW Mechanic, NCCER certified), Samuel Archibald (Assistant foreman-ceilings and DW Mechanic, NCCER certified) 
 
Middle Row: M

Job Creation: Bass Pro Shops gives local contractors business

By DANIELLE ALTENBURG/Valley Morning Star
 
HARLINGEN — Half of the subcontractors building the multimillion-dollar, 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops store are from the Rio Grande Valley or have offices here.
Of 20 subcontractors hired by Bass Pro for the job, 10 are located in cities from Harlingen to McAllen.
These businesses are building and installing everything from concrete sections, flooring and roofing to lighting and air conditioning.
One local subcontractor is Harlingen-based Commercial Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors.

Marek Service Awards Dinner

It is that time of year again, it's time to recognize our employees who have been employed at Marek Brothers for a minimum of 10 years.

NCCER

As you may know we have been giving our journeymen the opportunity to take the NCCER exam. In doing this we were working towards a proud and educated workforce. Our mission is to build a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals. I am happy to update everyone and let them know that now 30% of our workforce is NCCER Certified and that number will only go up as the testing continues.
 

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