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The Top 10 Reasons to Make Your Future in the Mechanical Industry!

Top 10

Take a moment to consider why this industry is different from other sectors of the construction industry.

Number 10. You can live anywhere – you will have globally marketable skills and can get a good construction position wherever life leads you. Mechanical construction will not go out of style.

Number 9. You won’t be stuck behind a desk – and no two days will be alike. You won’t be bored and you will never stop learning.

Number 8. You’re likely to have more responsibility at an earlier age than with a big GC or with any number of other companies.

Number 7. The work is interesting and each job is different. You might work on anything from a nuclear power plant to a hospital to a one hour service call.

Number 6. You’ll be paid well.

Number 5. You will have many opportunities for advancement and mentors to help you along the way. Many of our executives are closing in on retirement age, opening the door for your generation. We need you to succeed and want to help you move up the ladder quickly.

Number 4. You can help save the planet. Sustainable construction and high performance buildings are more and more prevalent, and mechanical contractors have a leading role in this work.

Number 3. There are exciting new technologies. Building Information Modeling, intelligent estimating, 3D laser scanning, it doesn’t stop. There has never been a more exciting time in the history of our industry.

Number 2. You will meet and work with the best people. Don’t underestimate this one. The people in this industry are simply great and they understand the value and importance of effective teamwork. Start networking today.

And the number one reason is that you will get to actually build things – important things. Schools, stadiums, hospitals, refineries, microchip factories. You’ll be on the job site making it happen from before the first stake and the first hole in the ground to magnificent new structures that other people will live in, work in, and play in. You will be rewarded to see them enjoying day after day what you built!

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