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At Mead Lumber, we believe in the power of diversity to drive innovation, creativity, and success. That’s why we wholeheartedly celebrate Women in Construction Week, an annual event that shines a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of women in the construction industry. As a company deeply committed to fostering a culture of equality and empowerment, we recognize the importance of acknowledging and honoring the achievements of women in construction, both within Mead Lumber and throughout the industry at large.

Why We Celebrate Women in Construction

We firmly believes that a diverse workforce of individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life is essential. It drives our progress to achieve our company goals. By celebrating the accomplishments of women in construction, we reaffirm our commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.

Moreover, it serves as an opportunity to recognize the contributions women make to our company and the construction industry. From project management and design to skilled trades and leadership roles, women play a vital role in every aspect of Mead Lumber’s operations. Their expertise, dedication, and innovation are essential for delivering high-quality projects and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Celebrating Women in Construction Week also allows us to showcase the diverse career opportunities available within the construction industry. We hope the women of Mead Lumber will inspire the next generation of female leaders. By highlighting the stories and achievements of women in construction, we aim to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and encourage more women to pursue careers in this rewarding field. We believe that by empowering women to pursue their passions and ambitions in construction, we can help build a brighter future for the industry.

Additionally, celebrating Women in Construction Week reinforces our commitment to supporting and promoting women in leadership positions. We recognize the importance of having diverse perspectives at the decision-making table and actively strive to ensure that women have equal opportunities for advancement and leadership within our organization. By fostering a culture of mentorship, professional development, and empowerment, we aim to cultivate a pipeline of talented female leaders who will help drive our company forward.

Our Communities

Furthermore, celebrating Women in Construction Week is not just about recognizing the achievements of women within our organization. It’s also about honoring the contributions of women in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through volunteer work, community outreach, or philanthropic initiatives, women in construction play a vital role in making a positive impact and giving back to society. By celebrating their contributions during Women in Construction Week, we aim to shine a spotlight on the incredible work they do both on and off the job site.

This week is a time to celebrate the invaluable contributions of women in the construction industry. At Mead Lumber, we are proud to celebrate the achievements of women in construction and recognize the vital role they play in driving our company’s success. Together, we will continue to champion equality, break down barriers, and build a more equitable future for all.

Hear It From Them

Words are just words, so we want you to know Mead Lumber isn’t just talk when it comes to speaking about the impact women have on our company. Below are interviews we conducted with a handful of women within our company over the past year asking about their careers and the advice they’d give to other women who are wondering if they’d be welcome in the construction industry. They fill a wide variety of roles that are crucial to the success of each of our locations. Have a look.

Kassandra London | Dispatcher

Knecht Lumber & Distribution | Rapid City, SD

Nora Rubio | Store Manager

Mead Lumber of Liberal, KS

Hannah Gordon | Designer

Mead Lumber of Lexington, NE

Cat Otto | Lead Receiver

Knecht Home Center of Gillette, SD

Summer Klescewski | Sales Support

Knecht Home Center of Rapid City, SD

Erica Ontiveros | Project Sales Assoc.

Mead Lumber of Ada, OK

Darcy Afrank | Designer

Knecht Home Center of Rapid City, SD

Melissa Peterson-Worden | Yard Mgr

Knecht Home Center of Gillette, WY

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