Event to Boost Gary Construction Trade Networking and Training

Event to Boost Gary Construction Trade Networking and Training

The Gary Sanitation District will be hosting the NWI Compliance Forum and a special trade fair on September 26th that will provide an opportunity to connect Gary area construction apprentices and journeymen with industry leaders.

Gary residents that are either registered as an apprentice in a construction trade apprenticeship program, or who are a journeyman construction trade worker interested in continuing their training, will be able to meet and network with contractors that currently have or are seeking to do business with the City of Gary, its various districts, or any of the city’s local project partners such as the Army Corps of Engineers.

Details for the event and scheduled panelists are as follows:

September 26, 2017
Genesis Convention Center – One Genesis Plaza
Click here to Register.

  • 8:00am—Registration
  • 8:30am—Program & Panel Discussion
  • 10:30am—One-on-One with Panelists (Appt. Only)
  • 10:30am—Trade Fair with Contractors & Apprenticeship Programs for Gary Residents only. (Must bring proof of residency to enter Trade Fair.)
  • 1:00pm—Closing


  • Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor & GSD Special Administrator
  • Daniel Vicari P.E., GSD/GSWMD Executive Director

Invited Panelists:

  • Daniel Villao, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
  • Thermon Donnelly, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • David Alyea, Indiana Dept. of Transportation
  • Pamyla Fountain Brown, Turner Construction Company
  • Larry Thomas, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Kenneth Rigmaiden, Int’l Union of Painters and Allied Trades
  • Randy Palmateer, Northwest Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council
  • And other thought leaders and industry professionals & HUD

For more info, contact:

Auriel Taliefero
Office of Compliance
219-944-0595, ext. 1826