Casting a wider net in the construction industry

2021 event amplifies achievements of more than 60 recipients.
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Lindsay Rane Carter, attorney, director of external affairs

The building category faces a deep labor shortage and tapping into a wider network of candidates is key to solving this crisis. As the segment continues to grow, the construction space is taking a more intentional stance to welcome, reward and retain female talent positively impacting the category.

We believe that when more women ascend in organizations of all sizes and in roles of all kinds, more businesses succeed. That’s why events like this year’s HBSDealerTop Women in Hardware & Building Supply – designed specifically to recognize women leading the charge – are an important step forward.

Together, we can each partake in a greater industry movement: to elevate women both in the field and in organizational roles. If done successfully, strategic recruitment, dedicated retention, and enthusiastic recognition will ensure the future state of our industry. Driving efforts to incorporate more women into management and leadership ranks generates a stronger workforce for us all.

Our partnership with HBSDealer is one we are proud of. We’re proud to have partnered together to amplify this year’s recipients and celebrate the accomplishments of more than 60 individuals across both the Business Excellence and Rising Star Award categories. The hardware and building supply business built America, and we need a strong and dedicated labor pool now more than ever.

Established in 1970, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, and its YellaWood brand products are headquartered in Abbeville, Alabama. Servicing D-I-Y retail home centers, pro dealers and other retail building-related and industrial segments, the company has 14 facilities across the South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions which produce pressure treated lumber for residential, farm, commercial and industrial uses.

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