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Industry stalwarts recognized for inclusion efforts

The work of men and women dedicated to promoting opportunity and diversity in New York City’s unionized building and construction trades has been receognized by the Edward J. Molloy Initiative for Construction Skills (CSKILLS)

Gary LaBarbera, [president and CEO, CSKILLS,] hosted the 2019 Building Future Awards at the Eventi Hotel at 851 Sixth Avenue.

Award winners included J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York; Davon Lomax, Political Director, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9; and Anthony Saporito, Executive Vice President, Mechanical Contractors Association of New York, Inc.

In addition to honoring professional leaders from the unionized building and construction trades, the event continues to support the program’s mission of preparing a trained and skilled workforce from diverse communities throughout the Five Boroughs for careers in the unionized construction industry.

“We were honored to celebrate three professional leaders in the fields of building and construction,” said Patrick Dolan, Jr., Chairman, CSKILLS.

“Hearing their insights and experiences was invaluable for the next generation of building professionals.”

Since its inception in 2001, The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. has grown into a nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the industry.

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