ECA Newsletter 9/25/17
The Long Run!
As I talk to folks around our industry, I keep hearing the same thing-“we cannot find any more workers or equipment to take on additional work”.
Not that the above scenario is a bad one-if everyone is busy and hitting their budgets on projects, the collective sigh we all can let go is “IT’S ABOUT TIME”!!
But we have to consider the long run (right after we put out all the brush fires that deal with the present). In order to sustain this work load, we are going to have to get more young people to choose our industry as a career. How can you be expected to attract young people to the industry when you are already so busy you cannot find an extra 5 minutes in a day? That’s why you belong to the ECA. That’s what we do!
The first step towards this goal is to support the efforts of The Construction Corps.
At this year’s annual ECA Auction, “The Days of Wine and Dozers”, the ECA will hopefully see lots of support and lots of drunken, belligerent, and carefree bidding on the fabulous items we have to offer this year. But at some point, the evening should get slightly serious, as we should hear from one of the students that just graduated from the Construction Corps and what that program meant to him. Whether you can attend or not, we hope you can support the good things we are doing at the ECA by putting in a bid on an item. You do not have to be there. You can opt for a “Buy It Now” option and purchase a dinner, or a trip, or something else that you can put to good use by inviting your loyal suppliers or employees to enjoy with you.
So we can keep doing the good work we are doing, and so we can continue to support the future workers of our industry through the Construction Corps, please contact Mary and ask about her “Buy It Now” items and buy an auction items to support us! For those that can attend on Saturday, we are happy to see you and hope you have a great time at the event.
That’s All Folks!
Miracle League Is Taking Shape-
Thanks to great support from Peterson CAT, BoDean, Soiland Company, Ghilotti Construction, Team Ghilotti, Sonoma Reinforcing, Pace Industries, Shamrock/Vulcan, V Dolan Trucking, PG & E, and many others, the playground portion of the Miracle League broke ground on September 5 and Team Ghilotti and Ghilotti Construction finished up the surface work in time for the playground equipment to be installed this next weekend.
Many thanks to all who have helped out. The kids will forever be enriched by your generosity!