More women working in construction
from Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it's a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds going into new plumbing. "When you first do it, it's quite a shock, but it's reality," says Gwyn, who with Rojas is helping build a high-rise for Manhattan's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. They are some of the new faces of the 21st-century American construction worker — with women slowly making inroads in an industry still dominated by men.
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