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March 4, 2024 | Contractors Corner, Training

Sharing the Trade, Extending Equity

Downes Construction Company at our Yalesville, Connecticut

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We were proud to host a group of women from Downes Construction Company at our Yalesville, Connecticut facility on International Women’s Day and during Women in Construction Week. Nicole DeMaio, vice president of business development for Downes brought staff from the company’s estimating, finance, and marketing departments to learn more about the trade.

The company shares the union’s support of equity in the industry and hopes to eventually develop an entire project team of women.

Carpenters Local 326 member and union Representative Erica Weborg coordinated a visit that included both a tour of the apprenticeship training facility and time spent learning about and using some tools and materials. While they may never work as carpenters in the field, their increased understanding of the trade and the union’s work away from jobsites like theirs will help them in both their day-to-day work and as they promote greater participation by women in the industry.

Click here to watch a video from the day.