Union carpenters exude an exemplary leadership that stands out in the construction industry and the communities they build in. Local Union 445 member Ed Waytoch has been a leader on the off-the-job site and was this year’s George Meany Award winner. The George Meany Award is presented by the Boy Scouts of America and regional Central Labor Councils to recognize union members who have made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting.

 

“Ed is a highly regarded carpenter within the union, not only for his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, but also for his positive attitude on the job site, his passion for helping his own community and what he brings to the table every day,” said EASRCC Regional Manager Drew Simpson. “It’s been an honor having Ed on the team and I look forward to seeing what is in store for Ed in the future.”

(Left to Right): Bill Cockerill from the Central Labor Council, Local 445 member and winner Ed Waytoch, Regional Manager Drew Simpson, Senior Council Representative Rich Foley.

Brother Waytoch has been involved with Pack 21 for years, eventually becoming a Den Leader and now Assistant Cub Master of the Pack. Ed has helped to organize Pack meetings, Pinewood Derby events, hikes, and camping trips for the Cubs. As a member in good standing of Local 445, he has helped rebuild tent platforms for the Northeast Council of Boy Scouts at Goose Pond Boy Scout Camp.

 

Carpenters are known for stepping up and committing to making their communities a better place. It is always a proud moment when carpenters like Ed are recognized by his peers. Congratulations to Ed Waytoch and keep up the great work.

 

(Left to Right): Bill Cockerill from the Central Labor Council, Local 445 retired member and past recipient Jack Evanik, Local 445 member and winner Ed Waytoch, Regional Manager Drew Simpson, Senior Council Representative Rich Foley.