By Marilyn Munroe
Welcome to Atlantic Canada Construction News.
As a lifelong Maritimer, I have always been amazed at the talent, ingenuity and perseverance of our businesses and its workforce. The construction industry is an excellent example of hard work and dedication to a job well done.
Early on in my working years I learned important, essential lessons about business, commerce, marketing and advertising, and the challenges facing entrepreneurs and business owners and managers today, all in the ‘Maritime way’— I throw myself into my work, encountering obstacles and hurdles, overcoming them, and then coming face-to-face with the very same challenges I help my clients overcome.
Through several job opportunities, my work has taken me from Yarmouth to Sydney, Saint John to Moncton, Charlottetown to Summerside and all points in between. It was a privileged to have had the opportunity to see all that Atlantic Canada has to offer. The stunning landscapes vary from the rugged, majestic coastlines to the lush, agricultural richness of the inlands and valleys. This abundance of beauty and nature is all intertwined with a laid back rural lifestyle that is a contract to the bustling cities that are only a short drive away.
The construction industry is deep within my family’s roots as my Grandfather left Nova Scotia to work in the booming steel industry in New York City in the 1920’s. I married into a family that can master building their own homes from foundation to rooftop. Now my daughter is in the steel industry and I have been known to be pretty handy with the hammer myself. We love construction!
I am very proud to be part of the Canadian Design and Construction Report and looking after the Atlantic Canada Construction News. This is an exciting and extremely busy time in the Maritime Provinces. We are building everything from new schools and universities; energy projects, public use buildings such as libraries and community centers; road and infrastructure; hotels and convention centers just to mention a few. Within these new structures we are not only drawing from the talents of local designers and architects but also from the builders that are using the newest trends in building technologies.
In the coming year, I am looking forward to working with many of the construction industry leaders as well as all the supporting businesses that make Atlantic Canada a vibrant hub of construction news and information.
All the best,