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DirtStories is all about sharing the stories behind the men and women who build up the construction industry. From CEOs of large companies to independent contractors, trades workers and industry members, DirtStories is challenging the way the world views construction by sharing the stories of the people who build and feed our world.

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Ep 28: The Dirt on Dirt

February 16, 2021 · 44 mins

Why is soil so important for the industry? Why should project owners and contractors care about how their dirt gets moved? These are the questions we talk about in episode 28 of DirtStories. Kevin Goldberg, CEO and Co-Founder of SoilFLO shares his DirtStory. Learn all about the soil management aspect of construction and the world of dirt that surrounds us all. You can learn more about SoilFLO on their website soilflo.com or social media, @SoilFLO.
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Ep 27: Balancing Company Values with Winning Bids

January 5, 2021 · 53 mins

Kurtis Samchee from MGI Construction shared his DirtStory, how he's grown his career at MGI Construction and we explore the value of people in construction. Kurtis shares his insight for how putting company values first can help to build successful organizations and win bids. Kurtis Samchee, @KurtisJSamchee, on social, has grown within MGI since 2010. He’s studied business admin, public policy and sociology – an eclectic mix of knowledge that he uses to help drive his own person-focused mindset for the industry.
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Ep 26: The Female Construction Revolution

December 15, 2020 · 40 mins

Kendall Ansell from Belle Construction joins DirtStories as a guest in this episode. She shares her story of starting an all-female construction company and the changes she’s seen for women in construction over the years. Belle Construction is a unique example of the female construction revolution because Kendall was granted an exception from the Canadian Human Rights Commission to only advertise towards and hire women. From the daughter of a contractor to a female leader and trailblazer for women in the industry, Kendall has a number of stories to share of how she experienced small forms of sexism while working in the industry and starting her business. Her passion for challenging these stereotypes and helping women to view construction as a great career opportunity is contagious. With women like Kendall leading the charge the future for women sure looks bright in the labour industries.
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