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The classroom at Shapiro & Duncan's fab shop can seat up to 30 people.

Shapiro & Duncan and the Challenge of the Commercial Contracting Workforce

The company employs about 415 people, some 200 of which are members of the skilled trades, including plumbers, pipefitters, welders, HVAC-techs, helpers and apprentices.

ROCKVILLE, MD — Mechanical contractors working in the commercial/industrial space are facing the same workforce challenges seen by contractors on the residential service side. However, due to their projects often having a larger scale and sometimes requiring highly specialized skills, finding the right workers they need can sometimes prove more difficult.

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