The Connection
October 10, 2023
Association News
A reminder that the NAWIC website is now live. If you have any questions please contact
Join the WIC Week committee to begin the 2024 year. If you have any questions you can cantact 
We are kicking off the NAWIC New Year with Cocktails with Karen Hager. This is a casual event where you can take the time to chat with your President and NAWIC sisters. Join NAWIC's National President on the last Wednesday of every month starting October 25.
This event will feature amazing guest speakers, installation demos, giveaways, plus topics and insights specific to women in the Construction Industry. Tague Lumber is hoping to reach women interested in the construction-related trades, building, architecture, civil engineering, project management, CAD/CAM, CNC, woodworking, all aspects of design, and all areas of trade-related support services. (PLUS teachers, mentors, trainers, etc.). 
Join the electrical and systems contracting industry October 16-18 in the dynamic city of Dallas, Texas, to embark on an unparalleled journey of growth and empowerment. Use the promo code "NAWIC15" for 15% off full registration.
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Education / Training
Construction Inclusion Week is just around the corner! There are some great resources and events you don't want to miss, so be on the lookout soon.
We often hear the refrain that we should accentuate our strengths and minimize our weaknesses.  This is generally good advice and an approach that works in many situations.  Before you can begin implementing that approach, we all need self-awareness to recognize those traits.  Or at least openness to receiving feedback from others.  Getting beyond our blind spots and accepting our natural selves is an important first step.
NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
How 92-Vehicle HVAC fleet is streamlining operations with a smarter fuel card
K-Dimensional Holdings Inc. / CoastPay®
Texas-based Gillette Air Conditioning struggled with inefficiencies caused by an old station-specific fuel card that was hard to manage and use. Switching to Coast fuel cards allowed them to streamline fleet ops and improve card security across a fleet of 90+ vehicles. Watch to find out how.

It’s a familiar sight: Workers clustered together on a job site, with hard hats and safety vests clearly visible. This image showcases a laudable commitment to the physical safety of its workforce, a necessary aspect of any construction company.

(From Construction Dive.)
Rising wages and plentiful jobs have kept employees’ spirits high, but watch for signs of discontent, a new report says.

(From Construction Dive.)
The labor market appears to be cooling, but construction labor woes won’t go anywhere anytime soon, an economist says.

(From Construction Dive.)
Caterpillar, Inc.