September 17-21 marks the first-ever Construction Appreciation Week, a nationwide event designed to recognize the industry’s workforce and raise awareness about the many career opportunities available in construction. Contractors and the public are encouraged to showcase their activities on social media using the hashtag #ThanksForBuilding.
MBC will celebrate throughout the week. We have appreciation activities planned for our employees and will showcase special “I Build America” flags at various job sites.
Construction Appreciation Week was created by I Build America, a national movement backed by the construction industry. The movement aims to change the perception of construction, instilling pride in the industry’s skilled workforce and inspiring the next generation to consider careers in construction.
“A lot of people have misconceptions about working in construction. They see it as a dirty job that doesn’t take a lot of skill—something for people who can’t find any other work. We know first-hand that’s far from the truth,” said Brad Miller, president of Miller Bros. Const., Inc. “Whether it’s training for safety, project management software or high-tech equipment, we invest a lot of time building our employees’ skills. That holds true for most construction companies.”
Showing appreciation to the current workforce is an important part of the week, but so is recruitment. “Like a lot of industries, we’re facing a labor shortage. Our industry has a lot of opportunity. These jobs pay well and provide room to advance and grow. This week is one of the ways we’re working to get that word out,” said Miller.
To learn more about employment opportunities available with Miller Bros. Const., Inc., visit millerbrosconst.com/employment or call 419-445-1015. To learn more about how to get started in a career in construction or Construction Appreciation Week, visit ibuildamerica.com.