This is an out of the ordinary episode of the Construction Record Podcast for a couple of reasons. For one, right after Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce national managing editor Vince Versace, digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Russell Hixson recorded the episode, new broke that Carpenters’ Local 27 in Toronto has sought and received resignation by one of its members in the wake of several disturbing incidents where nooses were placed on worksites. Vince has recorded a special introduction to address the issue and keep you as up to date as possible on the situation.
We also cover a new report from the Conference Board of Canada funded by the Canadian LNG Alliance looking at the economic benefits of liquefied natural gas and the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association’s recent set of site tours in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bird Construction and Stuart Olson also announced that Bird is purchasing the Calgary-based firm for $95 million and we go into the deal and its effects on the industry.
Vince also has an interview with Noah Dolgoy, the CEO and founder of Tread, Inc. a firm that’s bringing technology to managing construction equipment services for both large and small companies.
One other note, we’re releasing this episode a week early as Warren is on vacation next week and we also wanted to be as current as possible regarding the Toronto noose incidents. We’ll have another episode for you on August 21st and some bonus content next week. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to continuing to chat about the industry!