Today Marks the International Women’s Day of 2019

Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal is celebrating the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD), by supporting this year’s theme; “Balance for Better.” According to the day’s official website, the holiday is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” The first unofficial celebration of the day was in 1911. Beginning in 1913, the IWD has been celebrated each year on March 8th.

A Global Perspective

From its very beginnings in Copenhagen, the IWD has been, and is, a truly global event. The United Nations celebrated the IWD for the first time in 1975. The women’s movement has changed over the long history of the IWD. The globalization of media access, possibly best highlighted by the rapid growth and expansion of social media, has helped heighten the awareness of women’s issues.

A 21st Century Focus

Recognizing much has changed, both here at home and around the globe, the IWD is committed to celebrating more than a day marking the accomplishments of women. That realization is reflected in today’s focus on gender parity, an issue that impacts people in all countries regardless of gender. This focus will remain as one of the IWD’s top priorities moving forward.

All of us at Cornell wish women both here in the Greater Kansas City area and around the globe, a wonderful and prosperous day, not just on March 8th, but throughout the year.  In more and more fields including both the public and private sectors, women are taking on leadership roles, breaking through barriers and working side-by-side with their male counterparts to get the job done.

For more on the IWD and how you can get involved and for events surrounding today, click: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

There you will find additional links. From watching inspirational videos to lists and videos of women who have made a difference in many areas, the IWD urges us all to think globally but act locally on the issue of gender parity.

Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal

Cornell Roofing and Sheet metal has been covering commercial buildings and institutions in Kansas City with what many of our customers describe as “the best looking roofs” in the industry. For Cornell it all starts with quality. Quality name brand roofing products, quality installation and quality service. Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal is 100% female owned – the only commercial roofing company in Kansas City with that distinction. Some say being women-owned makes us “pickier” than others. We see that as a compliment. Our whole team – managers and crews alike – take much pride in our high standards. We all work hard to be the best in the business. Another important company value, Work Ethic, has been number one with Cornell since the beginning. Once a Cornell crew starts a project, the same crew completes it. And when not on the job site, our crews spend countless hours behind the scenes in training and development, becoming certified with the best products and installation techniques in the industry
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Cornell is proud to again sponsor Mark Cameron's Golf Classic. Mark continues to spread his message of diving safety. He also helps by his advocacy and message delivered to groups throughout the Midwest. To learn more:
https://www.teamcameron.org/mark-s-message
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 01:00 PM - Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 06:00 PM
Missouri's largest wine festival featuring 25 Missouri wineries sampling several wines, a guest spirits distiller and 2400+ attendees. This 7th annual day also features art, music, beer, food booths, and wine classes. This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence and presented by Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal.
The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is an 1852 mansion and estate once owned by George Caleb Bingham, the famous Missouri artist. Proceeds from the events have gone towards various national and local charities supported by Rotary. This year’s charity of choice is Restoration House of Greater Kansas City-Ending Human Trafficking. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the afternoon. No outside food or drink allowed, but food will be available for sale. For more info: www.independenceuncorked.com
#Missourievents, #Independencefestivals, #ThingstodoinIndependenceMO, #Independencefoodanddrinkfestivals, #KansasCity,
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Celebrate Labor Day and Remember Who and Why This Holiday is Labor Day!
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Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal Loves a Challenge!
Roofing the Iconic Commerce Tower, a Postmodernism architectural masterpiece in Downtown Kansas City was a challenge and an opportunity. With its sloping metal roof rising above the 20-story structure at over 258 ft, the logistics, timing, safety planning, and challenges were all taken into consideration during the planning phases.
Scaffolding had to be erected around the entire building’s Penthouse and roof for both safety and logistical reasons. Applying Wall panels to the side of a building while over 200 feet up requires the kind of steely nerves, experience, and Cornell’s and the Trades’ on-going training and certification programs help provide.
As Cornell’s Tradesmen and Tradeswomen complete this Downtown KC Icon’s roof, we promise to bring you some of the stunning shots that have made Commerce Tower such an important part of the downtown skyline.
#IndependenceEDC, #commercialroofingkc, #commercialsheetmetalkc,#KansasCity, #KCChamber, #MCA, #metalconstructionnews, #Roofingcontractor, #roofingmagazine, #WBDA, #WCOE #KCBuildersAssociation
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Trade vs Sub. Where do you stand?
In the July issue of Metal Construction News, Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director, wrote about the many good reasons (you can read the article for all), the Construction Industry should replace "Subcontractor" with "Trade Contractor." It was Paul's last comment that drove home the point: "...everyone agrees that we need to attract more young people to the trades. The "Trades." Not the "subs."
At Cornell we agree, we participate in all types of events including #NICEKC, and we feel, what young person wouldn't prefer becoming a Tradesman or Tradeswoman rather than a "sub"? Let us know your thoughts by "liking" our page and let Paul know at: pdeffenbaugh@moderntrade.com
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Why Everyone Should Care About the Heat.
This year we have seen record-breaking heat waves. While experts on both sides debate the causes, the facts are clear. More and more men and women who work outside are being exposed to harsher conditions.
This is especially true in the roofing, construction, landscaping, and street maintenance fields to name only a few. In order to deal with this serious issue, Cornell, like many other trades, is starting our days earlier and ending before heat-stroke or other serious repercussions impact our workers.
We know sometimes this means showing up on a jobsite while it is still dark and we hope everyone understands it’s no fun getting up at 2am but we try our best to keep our men and women safe while working so they too, can put food on the table.
Recent tragic news of a small child dying inside a van shows just how fast things can go wrong.It was estimated the temperature was over 100 degrees within 10 minutes and 110 within 20.
From all of us at Cornell, please stay safe this summer and enjoy the weather by being aware and looking out for each other.