Mortenson Construction is celebrating women across the company as a part of Women in Construction (WIC) Week, March 6 through 13, sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in construction.
A couple of women in Mortenson’s Milwaukee Office who are making a difference as women in construction include: Mel Langlais and Tess Massaroni.
Langlais, Milwaukee operating group safety director, has been in the construction industry for 19 years. She is responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating the safety and health program for Mortenson projects. Over the years, Langlais has earned many awards including Safety Director of the Year from the Daily Reporter and Harvey Peterson Safety Award from Associated General Contractors. Langlais is also a professional member of Women in Safety Engineering Association.
Mortenson construction project engineer, Tess Massaroni, exemplifies the spirit of Women in Construction Week, according to the firm. Joining Mortenson in 2014, Massaroni started as a field engineer on Mortenson’s ProHealth D.N. Greenwald Renovation. She recently returned from Mortenson’s Hotel Commonwealth Renovation in Boston and is now working in Sheboygan on the Acuity Corporate Headquarter Office Expansion and Parking Structure.