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There is so much to see and do while at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Not only will you get to experience North America’s Largest Construction Trade Show, but you will have plenty of time to:
- Rest and relax
- Hang out with peers and industry experts
- Create team-building activities
- And do more than ever before!
We want CONEXPO-CON/AGG to be the best five days of your year. Come for the equipment, and stay to check out all the other offerings detailed on this page to receive the full show experience.
Women In Construction
Inspiring Change in the Industry with Missy Scherber
Missy goes on to recount some of the challenges faced by women, single mothers, and primary caretakers in construction, including the difficulty balancing their careers with the demands of caring for their children. She highlights the importance of considering alternative work schedules to ensure that the construction industry can tap into a more diverse workforce, and not just burn out its current employees.
Second-Gen Concrete Contractor Solidifies Her Role in The Family Business
Amanda Kurt grew up in the construction industry. Her father, John, co-founded Kurk Concrete in Union Grove, WI, in 1989—right around the time she was born. “My sisters and I still joke about how we loved going to jobsites with our dad when we were kids,” Kurt says. “That’s because we always stopped at McDonald’s on the way home.”
Next Generation of the Construction Workforce is Here
Alexandra discusses what it’s like for women in construction, how she tries to let girls know there’s space for normal girls in the industry, and how she avoids scrutiny as a woman by keeping her content focused on her work. She also shares some of the equipment she loves to work with (and some she doesn’t!) and how a shared love of equipment is a huge part of her relationship with her dad.
Advice From Women in Construction
Over the past five years, the influence of women in construction has grown significantly. To make the most of any construction career opportunity, a woman needs to find her voice. That can be difficult for some to do in such a male-dominated industry. Encouragement and advice from role models and mentors can provide an invaluable source of inspiration.
An Apprenticeship Made Me Love Construction
Katie Kelleher wishes she had learned about construction apprenticeships when she was still a teenager, though she can’t complain about the way her career as a London-based crane operator has turned out. In fact, her roundabout journey to a career in construction is what makes her appreciate it all the more. It’s also what drives her to spend so much time promoting the virtues of apprenticeships and women working in construction.