b"WCA NEWSMeet theNEW WCA BOARD MEMBERSWhile we were disappointed to miss out the annual Chairs Reception (and that incredible turkey dinner in a martini glass),we are thrilled to welcome two new faces to WCAs Board of Directors: Shane Storie, President at SRS Signs & Service, and Alyssa Malenchak, Pre-Construction Manager at Bird Construction Group. Build Manitoba had the chance to sit down and askQuestions.them each a few questions so you could get to know them bettercheck it out below: st off, can you explain how you're Q. Fir uction industry?involved in the constrSHANE STORIE, Q. What made you want to be aPRESIDENT AND LABOURERWCA board member?AT SRS SIGNS Q. If you could help WCA accomplishone thing during your time on the A. SRS Signs & Service has been in business for 22 years,board, what would it be?and since day one we have worked with the WCAs generalQ. What do you like to do whencontractors and trades groups. With a staff of 30, we haveyou're not at work?salespeople, designers, applied graphics installers, CNCite place inoperators, painters, welders and sheet metal fabricators,Q. What's your favourand thats just inside the building. Once a sign is completeManitoba for a take-out meal?and needs installation or service, we have a team of service technicians that do the installing work for us. A. As soon as SRS Signs & Service became a member, I reached out to WCAs membership manager and let her know Id like to volunteer my time to help in any way possible. It tookALYSSA MALENCHAK,a few years and staying engaged, but a committee positionPRE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, opened and I jumped at the chance. Fast forward to today andBIRD CONSTRUCTION GROUPI am now a very PROUD board member and looking forward to representing the fellow trades that fall under the manufacturer & supplier category. A. Im currently the Pre-Construction Manager at A. I have a lot of learning and listening to do before I canBird Construction, where I have worked since my last commit to a goal that I want to accomplish in my term. Ico-operative work in 2013 during my final year of would say that by getting on the board as a manufacturer &Architectural Engineering Technology at Red River supplier, I have already accomplished one goal in bringingCollege. In my role, I lead submissions to secure CM an additional voice of the trades to the table at WCA. Withand DB work and manage awarded CM and DB projects that said, Im really passionate about raising awareness andthrough the pre-construction phase.providing opportunities in construction for everyone in ourMy background is primarily in estimating, but I community. That is also why I am happy to be the current chairdid spend some of my time as project coordinator of Macdonald Youth Services, which is a fantastic organizationoriginally out of school. Ive sat on Manitoba Women in that cares for at-risk youth. Constructions board as the communications director A. I collect signs! YesI make new signs duringfor the past two years, and in 2020 I volunteered on the the day, and on the weekends and evenings I tryEstimating Working Group to help redevelop the Gold to buy old signs for my collection. My collectionSeal Certification exam.of old, historic and mostly Manitoba-basedA. The experience to learn, grow and get to know more signs has been featured on TV and in the localof the community within our industry.newspaper. Lastly and most important, I have an AMAZING wife, two kids and a dog, and we escape to a cottage in Lac duA. As the MWC representative, I plan to keep the board Bonnet to be together. informed of MWCs goals, initiatives and progress, A. Im going to need more space! Having my shop in the Westand to ensure that MWCs direction aligns with WCAs End area of Winnipeg, the selection of AMAZING restaurants ismission and objectives.unlimited. My favourite, which I eat once a week, is the FilipinoA. Travelling, staying active and spending breakfast at Juvians on Notre Dame. Its a giant bowl of ricetime with family and friendspreferably at with two eggs on top and the meat of your choice. I order thethe lake or outdoors!tocino (cured pork) with sunny-side eggs. Its under 10 bucks and ready in under 10 minutes for pickup! Give it a try! A. Integrity FoodsPizza Night, such a fun experience!Issue 1 Spring Edition 2021 BUILD MANITOBA 15"