Women in Construction Week 2021

Name: Tina Haworth

Years in Construction: 15

Current Role: Safety Technician

How did you get into construction: I got into construction by a previous long term employee.

What advice would you give to other women in construction: My advice to women getting into the field is just hang in there - it gets rough at time because some guys wanna baby you but don't give in to them.

I AM a WOMAN in construction but I am also: Other roles I hold in my life is I am a daughter, sister to many, and I help in the community whenever possible.

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Name: Shauna Brewster

Years in Construction: 21

Current Role: Project Engineer

How did you get into construction: I started in construction accounting for several years at the corporate level, moved into proposal coordinator position for another 7 years, followed by a brief stint of business development. After my kids were out of school I decided I'd like to continue my experience from project level position as a scheduler and worked my way up thru different coordinator levels as I learned more of the overall project controls.

What advice would you give to other women in construction: Stay strong, work hard, and even though in a male dominated industry, do not let the assumptions/beliefs of some dictate what your role and future should and/or most importantly could be.

I AM a WOMAN in construction but I am also: I was raised by parents, especially a mom who was a great example of breaking stereotypes and a strong independent woman, to know I could do anything I worked hard enough for. A Mom who raised two kids, many years on my own, who grew up to be genuinely good-hearted, hard working adults, and I personally always strive to be good at what I do.

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Name: Jessica Hatfield

Years in Construction: 10

Current Role: Estimator

How did you get into construction: I graduated from NC State University in 2007 with a BS in Civil Engineering. I started my career as an associate engineer for Fluor, focusing on steel and concrete structures for their Power division. After a few field assignments I realized I was more interested in pursuing construction than engineering. In 2012 I jumped at the opportunity to become an estimator for TIC. After taking time off to stay home with my kids I was offered an estimating position with Casey. I've enjoyed the last year and a half with Casey, and continue to learn more about the industry with every project I work on.

What advice would you give to other women in construction: 1) Be assertive and take up space! We, as women, have every right to earn the same living and same respect for doing the same work as any man in our field.
2) Trust yourself and your skills. You worked hard to get where you are, and you deserve what you've achieved. Remind yourself every day of how awesome you are.

I AM a WOMAN in construction but I am also: a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, seamstress, gardener, toddler wrangler, diy-er, crafter, nap lover.

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Name: Cache Jones

Years in Construction: 8

Current Role: Quality Assurance & Quality Control Technician

How did you get into construction: After having my daughter, I was looking for a career field that would not only provide the financial stability but be enjoyable to me as well. I found construction interesting but I felt that it wasn't a good avenue for women. I understood that construction was male driven. I was so intrigued by the start and finish of a project that I just had to try it. I started working in 2014 with PSC as a laborer. I then went on to work as an safety attendant with Total Safety working numerous turnarounds for about 3 years. After not really seeing stability, I decided to back to school for construction management. I enrolled in the civil & construction engineering program at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana in Fall 2017. After two years, I graduated Delgado in Spring 2019.I was able to obtain 5 NCCER certifications and 2 OSHA certifications. After falling in love with construction & seeing how well I did at Delgado, I applied to Louisiana State University to obtain my bachelors' degree in Construction Management. I got accepted into LSU right before graduation. Within the first year of becoming a tiger, I obtained my OSHA 510. I am currently in my senior year at LSU. I look forward to graduating & applying for the Masters fast track program for LSU alumni, which allows me to graduate after 9 months.

What advice would you give to other women in construction: My advice to women going into construction is remain CONFIDENT always, even though it may feel intimidating at times. Break free from all stereotypes, you are stronger than you think! Always be yourself and demand respect from everyone! Last but not least, empower other woman to take the same leap of faith!

I AM a WOMAN in construction but I am also: I AM A CHILD OF GOD, I AM A STRONG BLACK WOMAN, I AM A SISTER, I AM A MOTHER,I AM A DAUGHTER, I AM A GRANDDAUGHTER, I AM A COUSIN, I AM A FRIEND, I AM A DCC ALUMNI, I AM AN ENGINEERING STUDENT, & I AM A LSU TIGER!

Casey Industrial Awarded Lowman Energy Center Units 1 & 2 Mechanical Construction Project

Casey Industrial, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ), is proud to announce the award of the PowerSouth Lowman Energy Center Units 1 & 2 Mechanical Construction project in Leroy, Alabama by PowerSouth Energy Cooperative. The new plant will replace the Charles R. Lowman coal‐fired power plant that began operation in 1969. It will be among the world’s most fuel-efficient natural gas power plants and have among the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of any combined-cycle plant.

Casey Industrial will install all mechanical equipment, materials, and structural steel from the anchor bolts up, for the new, state‐of‐the‐art, combined cycle facility. The 640 MW power island will comprise a Mitsubishi Power M501JAC Advanced Class Gas Turbine, a steam turbine, and a Vogt three pressure reheat heat recovery steam generator in a 1 x 1 multi-shaft configuration. The JAC gas turbine will deliver industry-leading reliability and world class efficiency that will reduce carbon emissions by 65 percent versus legacy coal-fired plants.

Casey will be working with Black & Veatch and other major contractors on site, through startup, commissioning, and performance testing, to achieve substantial completion in December of 2022.

Taking advantage of the remaining useful life of existing utilities and infrastructure at Lowman, PowerSouth will utilize the site to maintain the decades‐long legacy of Lowman supplying highly efficient, cost‐effective power generation to its customers for future generations.

The project is being constructed under PowerSouth and Black & Veatch management with multiple discipline construction packages.

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About PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
PowerSouth is a generation and transmission cooperative that serves the wholesale energy needs of 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems in Alabama and northwest Florida. Collectively, the members provide electric service to homes, businesses and industries in 39 Alabama and 10 Florida counties.

About Casey Industrial
Casey Industrial, a wholly owned subsidiary of MasTec, Inc., a publicly traded, minority‐controlled corporation, was founded in 1947 now serves a variety of markets including power generation, industrial process, building products and environmental. As a merit shop, multi‐craft industrial contractor, Casey’s ability to self‐perform all major craft trades ensures greater safety, quality, flexibility, and economy in delivering the work required to complete each project. Casey also provides project development, pre‐construction planning, project management, outage support, and fabrication.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee‐owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100‐year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.
Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is a world leader in power generation and energy storage solutions. It provides power generation solutions that include cleaner natural gas and green hydrogen; renewable energy; long- and short-term energy storage; environmental controls; services; and digital solutions for plant operation and maintenance. For more information, visit the Mitsubishi Power Americas website and follow us on LinkedIn.