This week, we celebrated Women in Construction Week by highlighting some of the amazing women who are part of Shockey Precast. From Plant Production and Project Management to Engineering, Marketing, Human Resources, Field Services, and Administrative Support, the contributions of these women support Shockey Precast’s ongoing growth and success. Here are a few of the women we featured this week:
Shockey Precast Structural Engineer Tina Mohammadi began her career in the construction industry five years ago because she wanted her work to make a difference. “Building and construction is crucial to the modern world,” Tina explains. “The things you build matter to people and the result of your work is visible.” When she’s not engineering precast data centers and parking garages, Tina enjoys spending time with her son, watching movies, and reading about the day’s news.
Shockey Precast’s newest Project Manager, Kara Lukens, knew in high school she wanted a career in the construction industry. A fascination for architecture led to a degree in Architectural Engineering, and from there, a family friend steered her to the precast concrete industry. With her background in architecture, Kara quickly became interested in the versatility of structures made possible with precast concrete. Now, as a Project Manager, Kara manages Shockey’s projects from the start of manufacturing through project completion. An animal lover and self-proclaimed bourbon enthusiast, Kara also enjoys gardening, renovating old homes, and refurbishing old furniture.
When Shockey Precast Structural Engineer Barbara Meyers was young, she “helped” her father build an addition to their house. The experience of seeing an idea transform to a finished project sparked her interest in building, but it was her passion for math and science that led her to engineering. As part of Shockey Precast’s Engineering department, Barbara now has the opportunity every day to help transform architects’ visions into precast structures. In her free time Barbara enjoys motorcycle trips, boating, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.
Shockey Precast salutes these women and all the women whose hard work continues to power the construction industry.