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At last month’s Los Angeles Area PHCC Trade Show LeDuc & Dexter’s fourth year apprentice John Jones finished second in the apprenticeship competition. Jones competed against 8 other apprentices chosen from each of the 8 regional apprenticeship schools in California. John Jones represented the Redwood Empire PHCC, who paid for his round trip travel expenses […]

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The PHCC National Association and the National Center for Construction Education and Research, known as NCCER, have combined forces to begin creating a new and improved curriculum and textbook for the PHCC apprenticeship program. A committee comprised of members from both groups met from June 17-20 to commence on their mission, which was to review, […]

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construction bootcamp news report

On March 6th the North Coast Builders Exchange, along with construction trade groups and companies from the North Bay, sponsored the Career in Construction Expo. The event was held at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. Over 10 high schools participated as students arrived at the event by school bus. Chairman of the event, Tom LeDuc […]

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Residential Department – Kevin Delong A valued employee may be given the opportunity to advance within a company, but this is only half of the equation. That employee must make the commitment to a higher level of responsibility and skill level that is necessary to succeed. In LeDuc & Dexter’s residential department Kevin Delong has […]

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john dunn

There are two basic ways to fill management, supervisory and other key positions in a company. “One way is to bring in someone from outside the company,” says Tom LeDuc, President of LeDuc & Dexter, “It’s also very expensive and there’s also a good chance that they may not stay with the company.” The other […]

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safety education for staff members

The ultimate success or failure of a business is determined by its profitability. There are many factors that determine profits and success. Safety is a big factor for success in the construction industry, but how much attention is given to safety on the job and what are the consequences? “Safety is a huge focus for […]

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At the conclusion of the PHCC sponsored Industry Summit, it may have been apparent to the attendees that what they had explored was indeed a “summit” of expectations and lofty goals that will require a focused approach in the climb that faces them. That’s not to say it’s an uphill battle, “It was really meaningful […]

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educational bootcamp

You don’t have to be an armed service veteran to understand the term Boot Camp . For most people it conjures up images of green recruits with a new rifle – shooting, climbing, running and crawling to achieve the glorious stature of a battle-ready soldier. It’s not exactly like that at LeDuc & Dexter, although […]

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rafael arturo

Imagine moving to France or Spain to live and work. You are offered a job that fits your needs and you want to accept it. The one drawback is that you don’t speak the language. How would this affect your productivity and future advancement? What’s that? The company you are going to work for in […]

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barbara nguyen

It takes 8 years to get through medical school, 6 years to get through law school and 4 years to get through plumbers apprenticeship school. What’s the point? Ya gotta know your stuff. Plumbing is a trade and a craft, and like so many other facets of construction in the 21st Century, it is high-tech, […]

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