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15080
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During the 1940s, North Carolinian iron workers worked on projects from buildings in Raleigh to San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge. Iron workers reached the pinnacle of their careers only after serving many years in lesser positions. Beginning as 'waterboys,' men became acquainted with the trade and then served as 'helper' before becoming a full-fledged iron worker. George Newton of the George E. Newton Company recalled some of the men he worked with and projects he had completed.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 4, June 1941, p10-11, 25-26, il
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28356
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Griffin Todd details how his experiences working a contracting job repairing concrete sidewalks at East Carolina University reflect the racial bias in public projects. Todd and other black contractors cite a culture of racism in the construction industry which is often played out through complex contract negotiations. This prevents authorities from stepping in and taking action. Todd and others discuss how larger contractors who hire their smaller firms often target them to make up for lost costs and how the state’s university system should better monitor the big firms who are taking advantage of them.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 50, December 2007, p5-7 Periodical Website
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30196
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As an example of the growth of industrialization in North Carolina, the work of C.M. Guest and Sons shows how careful study and planning have allowed the completion of projects throughout the state. C.M. Guest and Sons has completed industrial buildings for textiles, paper, silk companies, among many others.
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30884
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Supply houses are necessary for expanding business and industry in North Carolina. One such supply house--Atlas Supply Company's new Charlotte branch--provides a convenient location for distributing air conditioning, heating, and plumbing materials and equipment throughout the Southeast.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 17 Issue 2, June 1959, p12-14, 26, por
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32963
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The Nello L. Teer Company began in 1909 as a small grading construction company in Durham, and grew to become a worldwide enterprise. To complement construction, the company developed quarries to produce crushed aggregate plus sand and gravel operations in eastern North Carolina. As a roadbuilder, the Teer Company has constructed more than 14,000 miles of highway.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 42 Issue 11, Nov 1984, p78-128, il, por
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35440
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Designing correctional facilities is a complex business, according to author Elizabeth Cozart. Aiding in the understanding of their complex design considerations was a discussion of factors such as security, budget, time frame, and appearance. Included were examples of correctional facilities from Henderson, Rowan, and Durham counties.
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North Carolina Architecture (NoCar NA 730 N8 N67x), Vol. 45 Issue 2, 1997, p10-20
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35438
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A speedway of this size was the dream of Dennis Yates of Yates-Chreitzburg Architects. Featured as part of this business owner’s dream come true was Yates’ long time interest in racing tracks and the more recent history behind the construction of this sports facilities, proclaimed as the largest in the United States.
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North Carolina Architecture (NoCar NA 730 N8 N67x), Vol. 45 Issue 2, 1997, p7-8
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36262
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Promise noted in five profiled individuals, employed by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, also held a potential to enhance the quality of life. The research endeavors by these individuals promised to tackle issues such as obesity, colon cancer, emissions, and pavement quality.
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38233
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Heather Denny overcame this employment-related barrier, often present in the construction field. How she overcame it is revealed in responses such as why she chose the construction field, her definition of success, and advice she would give her younger self about choosing this career path.