Job Creation: Bass Pro Shops gives local contractors business

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.


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.

Westwood High School

Thanks to the hard work of Ed Cheney - Super. and Heutimo Moreno - Foreman, Westwood High School now has an immaculate new cafeteria to enjoy. There is another phase for this project which is currently in progress.


Apprentice Program

Marek - Austin would like to recognize the members of our apprentice program.
Bottom row from left: Miguel Garcia - apprentice, Ed Cheney - NCCER class instructor
Top row from left: Apprentice's - German Avalos, Jose SanJuan, Hector Gonzalez, Luis Dominguez, Shawn Paben, Efrian Vega, Juan Dorantes, Alan Jasso


The Dewitt Churchwell Memorial Invitational

MBS San Antonio held its 21st annual customer appreciation golf tournament on October 15th at Canyon Springs Golf Club. The tournament is appropriately named "The Dewitt Churchwell Memorial Invitational". We were pleased to host over ninety customers and friends. The weather was excellent, our staff did a nice job of welcoming our guests and taking care of the details. All in attendance enjoyed a great day of golf and fellowship and we raised over $5000 for the scholarship fund created in Dewitt's name.

Marek Service Awards

Our Service Awards Banquest for our employees was held on September 1, 2010 at the Barn Door. We would like to thank those awarded for their years of service and their hard work and dedication.


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