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Annie Tooley

James Kelly

Project engineer at c.w.matthews contracting co

Growing up, I was fascinated by heavy equipment and construction activity.⁣⁣
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I remember playing with my Tonka trucks in the “Digging Spot” in my childhood backyard for hours on end. I always wanted to stop and watch whatever construction we passed on our travels.⁣⁣
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I would see mega highway projects like the Boston Big Dig, and I remember thinking, 'Someday, I want to do that!'⁣⁣
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Now, I know listening to those thoughts and ambitions was the best decision I ever made.⁣⁣
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Every day, I get to work on incredible projects with some of the best men and women who help reshape the state my family calls home.⁣⁣
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It’s incredibly satisfying to look at a newly paved road or newly constructed interchange and say, 'I was a part of the team that did that.'⁣
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Every day, I wake up knowing that my work will help my family get home safely, and that creates a purpose that’s hard to measure in words.⁣⁣
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I’d encourage anyone interested in the Dirt World but hesitant to start to ask questions, watch YouTube videos, and engage with the community.⁣⁣
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Our industry is filled to the brim with folks who want to tell you about their projects, passions, and cool equipment they get to work with every day.⁣⁣
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Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make a connection!

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