Labor Day was created and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American workers. We’ve celebrated this as a federal Holiday since 1894! At Straub Construction we like to kick this holiday weekend and recognition off in style!
It’s a long standing tradition that Ernie and I prepare a Labor Day feast for our awesome team. This year, it started out consisting of 40 pounds of chicken wings and four briskets. Ernie, being the perfectionist he is, decided that wasn’t enough food when he took the four briskets off the smoker on Thursday evening. He went and got two more briskets and put them on the smoker around midnight Thursday night. You can’t run out of food! Needless to say, he was a bit tired Friday afternoon, but appreciated for the amazing feast he’d helped provide.
Being a native Kansan, I’ve come to realize that you just don’t know what the weather is going to be like on Labor Day weekend. It’s especially interesting when you plan to spend the Thursday and Friday before Labor Day cooking for 50 people. This year, those two days were nearly perfect. It was a sign of the great weekend we were going to have together.
Our Labor Day feast is something that everyone looks forward to. The office is shut down around noon, and we all get a chance to relax a bit heading into the holiday weekend. It’s one small way that we can recognize the hard work of our team and their part in building America! While our industry faces a significant labor shortage, it’s good to remember that the construction industry has played a huge role in shaping our country in many ways.
Thank you to all who contribute to the construction industry in so many different ways!