Labor Day is a time to celebrate America’s workforce — the hardworking men and women, including workers in the elevator industry, who keep our nation running.

The labor movement, born in response to terrible working conditions, is still alive and well. In this video, Matthew Carroll, Director of Market Development for Local One Elevator Constructors (NY/NJ) sits down with Mark Gregorio, President of TEI Group, to talk about the importance of this holiday and honoring workers from coast to coast.

Carroll recalled both his and Gregorio’s days in the field — where they cut their teeth in the elevator trade. As Carroll puts it, they have worked with tools for their entire lives.

Thanks to both gentlemen for helping to shine a light on Labor Day and, more importantly, on the critical role Union Elevator Constructors have played, and continue to play, in shaping our cities’ skylines.