NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) - You don’t often see middle school and high school girls operating cranes and laying down bricks. However, for the fifth annual ‘Build Like A Girl’ event hosted by Miron Construction that was exactly what you might have seen today in Neenah.
“The whole idea is to get girls interested in the construction industry,” Dave Walsh, Miron executive vice president of human resources, said. “Let’s think for a second... 50% of the world is women but only about 3% of our construction workers in the country are female. That’s a hard thing. There is an opportunity there to get more girls involved in construction.”
The 24 young women in grades seven to ten at today’s event participated in hands on activities like building picnic tables, operating equipment, and practicing masonry. Through events such as ‘Build Like A Girl,’ Miron is hoping to add more women to their approximately 1,500 employees. Headquartered in Neenah, the company has a satellite office in Iowa and five regional locations across Wisconsin in cities like Madison, Eau Claire and Green Bay.
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