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Students Awarded Bernard H. Gallagher Career & Technical Scholarships

May 24, 2019

Georgia Gallagher & Family awarded The Bernard H. Gallagher Career & Technical Scholarships to Cameron Ekechi and Adriana Petitto in the amount of $500 each at the Parma Council of PTA's Annual Scholarship Dinner on May 15, 2019.  Both students are graduating from Parma Senior High School this year.  Cameron will be attending Kent State University to study Construction Management, and Adriana will attend Bowling Green studying Middle Child Education.

Georgia and her husband, Bernard, both graduated from Parma Senior High School in 1970.  They were both in the Vocational Studies – Georgia in BOE (Business Office Education) and Bernard in Machine Trades.  Bernard eventually attended West Side Institute of Technology and became a Stationary Engineer.  Bernard passed away in 1987 after a battle with cancer. 

Georgia currently is employed at Cook Paving & Construction Co., Inc. as the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant/Payroll Clerk.

Their dream was to someday pay it forward and offer scholarships to other Vocational students.  This dream has now been realized by offering these two scholarships.  Georgia and her family hope to continue offering scholarships to other (Vocational) Career & Technical Students in the future.



Trump Lifts US Tariffs on North American Steel and Aluminum

May 20, 2019

By Jenn Goodman, Construction Dive

The Trump administration agreed on Friday to lift its tariffs on industrial metals from Mexico and Canada in exchange for the adoption of new monitoring and enforcement measures to prevent Chinese steel from being shipped to the U.S. The U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, imposed in March 2018, were lifted over the weekend, the Washington Post reported. 

Trade groups, including the Association of General Contractors, reacted positively to the news, saying that the move is a positive step both for the construction industry and the economy at large. 

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The Honest Truth About Suicide and Construction

May 2, 2019

Published: May, 2019; Vol 15, Num 12, Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America

The conversation we must have is about the difficult subject of suicide. Some people might say this isn’t a construction problem, but a people problem. Others might say this doesn’t affect them or it’s none of their business. But the uncomfortable truth is that every year, construction has more deaths by suicide than any other industry. When you adjust for the number of workers, construction also has the highest suicide rate of any industry. These are simply the facts."

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