At Local 17, we’re committed to making the building trades an inclusive space for all.
That’s why we’re proud to partner with the woman-led contractor Ducted Air Systems, LLC. Led by Mary-Ann McCurry, Ducted Air Systems was formed with the mission to expand women’s presence in the trades not just on the job site, but at every level.
McCurry got her start in the construction industry as an Operations Manager at NEXGEN Mechanical, where she noticed a shortage of union sheet metal contractors in Rhode Island.
“For people in the trades, the sky’s the limit,” McCurry said. “I think there’s a huge opportunity, especially for women, to advance through the trades. There’s opportunity, longevity, stability. There’s a tremendous path to success for people in trades, and there’s no reason why women should be left out.”