Local construction industry looks to grow interest

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Facing a labor shortage, the building industry in Pierce County is looking to boost youth interest in pursing careers in construction.

By 2028, more than 1 million craft professionals will be needed in the residential construction industry nationally, according to a press release from the Master Builders Association (MBA) of Pierce County in July. The MBA is a trade association representing 750 builders, remodelers and industry professionals in the housing and residential construction industry.

Virtually all professional trades are in high demand, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing and painting, according to the MBA.

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