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.
Our Workforce Development team has established a successful relationship with Pasadena ISD, and it has been a pleasure to meet these bright young candidates for our future workforce.
The Mareks have also been involved in tackling our industries workforce issues by supporting the Construction Career Collaborative "C3" by serving on the Board of Directors and providing an executive director for the organization. As a craft professional, if you are not aware of the mission of C3, you should visit the website: constructioncareercollaborative.org because this initiative is all about you. Our mission is to ensure that you are treated as true craftsmen with all the benefits accorded an employee. Safety training and craft training will be the focus in 2014.
We have had a great year and our goals for 2014 include our continued commitment to our workforce to recruit, train, and retain the finest craftsmen in our industry.