WIC Week 2018

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  • CARPENTER
  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? I came to the construction industry after having some experience in the marine corp with a little bit of construction and building, and then I was a police office. That route didn’t work out, and I always really enjoyed construction so I came back to it.

  • What has been the highlight of your career in construction? Learning the Panel Max technology and being able to run that at the Tower at Maumee. Also learning how to use the...

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  • LABORER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 13 YEARS
  • How long have you been in the industry? I’ve been in the industry for 13 years.

  • And how long have you been with OCP? Going on 8. I was in asphalt before.

  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve been...

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  • JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 22 YEARS
  • How long have you been in the industry? I’ve been in the construction industry for 22 years.

  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve only been with OCP for 6 months. I’m able to work more independently as opposed to having a partner, which is cool. I don’t have to fight about what’s right and what’s wrong.

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  • PAINTER FOREMAN
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 30 YEARS
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve worked for OCP for 17 years now, been in the trade for 30 and my progress is I came in as a journeyman and worked my way up, and now I am a foreman on projects.

  • What’s your favorite project so far? A little of everything. I like it when we can do different things as in faux finishing to wallpapering and the painting. When you get all those in one project,...

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  • CARPENTER APPRENTICE
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 2 YEARS
  • How long have you been in the industry? I’ve been in the industry for 2 years, but with OCP for two weeks.

  • What brought you to the construction industry, and what made you stay? I’ve always been a hands-on person and can’t sit still. So construction is perfect. It’s always busy. There’s always something to do. I stay because it’s fun.

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  • CARPENTER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 16 YEARS
  • How long have you been in the industry? 16 years, I’ve been with OCP for 6 years.
  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? In my generation, women in construction wasn’t a thing, I didn’t even know it was an option. So I went to college and worked in the healthcare industry for 10 years and did management there. And then just needed to get out because being in an office just wasn’t going to be my...
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  • DRYWALL FINISHER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 16 YEARS
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve been with OCP off and on for 16 years, steady for the last three.

  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? My dad was a cement mason when I was younger and they used to have, I think they still do, Bring Your Daughter to Work Day, and I went with my dad one day and I just loved it, I fell in love with it and I’ve been doing it...

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  • PAINTER FOREMAN
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve been working with OCP for four years. I started off as an apprentice and now I find myself running jobs and working with all the trades and coordinating and growing everyday.

  • What has been the highlight of your career in construction? I think the biggest thing is when you see buildings from nothing and you see how everyone works together, and how it comes together as a whole at the end of...

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  • OCP VICE PRESIDENT
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 28 YEARS
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed over the years? So, I started working for OCP in July of ‘89 and started as an accounting clerk. I worked on every accounting position and was a company controller for a quite a while, and then in 2012 I was promoted to Vice President.

  • What brought you to the construction industry and made you stay? Basically, I applied for an accounting job and that brought...

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  • FINISH CARPENTER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 6 YEARS
  • How long have you been in the industry? I've been in the industry for 6 years, and with OCP for 3 of those years.

  • How has your role progressed since joining the industry? I started out just insulating, and they finally got me off that. I was put on framework following that, and turns out I’m really good at frames. So they kept me on it. And now I’m a “frame hanging machine.”...

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  • CARPENTER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 8 YEARS
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I’ve been in the industry for 8.5 years, and worked for OCP for two and half years. I’ve gotten to learn a lot and do a lot more of everything. I feel like my opinions are listened to more in the field, too.

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job? I like to do framing the most. I like just being in different building and seeing different...

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  • TAPER FOREMAN
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 24 YEARS
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I've worked for OCP for 24 years, and I started as an apprentice. My very first job was with OCP and I have worked and became a journeywoman, and now in the past year or two I’ve been job foreman and running some smaller jobs, getting used to running a lot of work and manpower.

  • Are you enjoying that part of your job? Yes, I enjoy doing that, and getting into more...

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  • COLUMBUS SAFETY DIRECTOR
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 16 YEARS
  • What brought you to the construction industry, and what made you stay? I started out working for a construction manager just doing paperwork because I had a background in administrative work. It was really a fluke that I got into the safety side of construction. And then I really enjoyed the safety side of it, so much so that I started to neglecting my administrative duties and wanted to do more safety.

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job? My...

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  • BIM MANAGER
  • INDUSTRY TENURE: 14 YEARS
  • How long have you worked for OCP, and how has your role progressed? I started working for OCP in 2010. Building Information Modeling practices were just starting to become more common outside the mechanical subcontractors area. So OCP hired me as a virtual design and construction coordinator to develop their BIM capacities. Today I manage the BIM processes for all three offices making sure that OCP stays ahead of the technology and BIM practices in the...

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  • PROJECT ASSISTANT
  • How long have you worked for OCP and how has your role progressed? I have just recently started working with OCP in the past few weeks. My current role as Project Assistant has been progressing by exposing me to the processes and procedures that pertain to the management style of OCP projects.

  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? I was pursuing a traditional format of college study. However, I felt the need to learn something...

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  • ESTIMATOR
  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? Well, when I was in school I took an estimating course and really enjoyed it and before I graduated I was given an opportunity to work at a company and do estimating, and from there I really loved it. I loved working with the numbers and doing different projects and overtime. I have enjoyed working with the the clients, and getting to do estimating all the time. I’ve stayed because I enjoy it.

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