3 May 2019

Students Generate Excitement for Edison Powerhouse

Ever wonder what it might be like to walk in the footsteps of Thomas Edison? Students from the Miller School of Albemarle’s Science and Engineering classes can do just that! Thanks to current remodeling, the school’s century-old powerhouse is now a practical place to learn about Thomas Edison’s design and his impact on the school. […]

13 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Suzie Bennett

Women In Construction Week – Suzie Bennett

Suzie Bennett | Project Administrator   “Working in construction comes with a lot of ups and downs. A lot of stress. Lots of last-minute things that need to get done. Lots of things that needed to be fixed yesterday.  Learn to laugh it off. Learn to be resilient. Never give up.”   Why did you […]

12 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Kayla Wynn

Women In Construction Week – Kayla Wynn

Kayla Wynn | Marketing Coordinator   “Construction, more than any other industry, provides women the opportunity to break barriers. I have a lot of respect for my fellow female coworkers. They all bring their individual expertise and skills, which I can confidently say, are vital to our company.”   Why did you get into the […]

11 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Pam Haney

Women In Construction Week – Pam Haney

Pam Haney | General Superintendent & Safety Director   “Don’t let anybody or anything create a glass ceiling over your head. Don’t be afraid to look ahead and be bold. I’ve always believed that you can excel if you are the right person for the right job, regardless of whether you are a man or […]

10 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Suzanne Moubray

Women In Construction Week – Suzanne Moubray

Suzanne Moubray | Controller   “Young women should learn every aspect of the business. You should know about the physical building of a project as well as the estimating/business side of that project. Get the whole picture!”   Why did you get into the construction industry? Actually, I got into the construction industry just by chance. […]

9 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Cece Smeriglio

Women In Construction Week – Cece Smeriglio

Cece Smeriglio | Office Manager   [In response to, “Why do you think women should work in construction?”] “Because we use the buildings. We should have a say in what, where and how they are built.”   Why did you get into the construction industry? My great-grandfather was a general contractor at the turn of […]

8 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Hannah Mahaffey

Women In Construction Week – Hannah Mahaffey

Hannah Mahaffey | Director of Business Development & Marketing   “If you are in a room, you are there for a reason. You may look across the table and see questioning eyes, wondering why you’re there and what makes you qualified to be part of the discussion. Ignore that. […] Know your worth, empower others, […]

7 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Megan Jackson

Women In Construction Week – Megan Jackson

Megan Jackson | Carpenter   “I bring unique skills to my job as an excellent carpenter. I just happen to be a woman too.”   Why did you get into the construction industry? When I was really young, I wanted to be a train conductor, actually. But when I was 7, I started skateboarding. I […]

6 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Shawn Woody

Women In Construction Week – Shawn Woody

Shawn Woody | Assistant Project Manager   [When asked, “Are there women who inspired you along the way? Who?”] “Most of the men she was managing were double her size, but she did not let that stop her. She didn’t even hesitate to take charge. Often people associate powerful women in the construction industry as […]

5 Mar 2019

Women In Construction Week – Marilyn Swinford

Women In Construction Week – Marilyn Swinford

Marilyn Swinford |Chief Executive Officer   “Women work hard to be given the same respect and opportunities as men.  If you were to look at my resume, you would not be able to tell that I am a woman. You’d only see my credentials and career path.”   Why did you get into the construction […]