Brian McPherson, Executive Director, YouthBuild Boston

Marr is excited to start a new partnership in training and education with YouthBuild Boston (YBB), a pre-apprentice program managed by Nathan Polk. At the Marr Center for Safety & Training in Canton, Marr’s VP of Safety & Training Eric Stalmon conducted a Fall Protection Authorized Person Class with assistance from Ted Bertram of 3M/B&B Construction Group. The class was designed to provide all students with the basic knowledge and working understanding of personal fall arrest and rescue equipment.

In a letter to our Director of Business Development Jeff Marr Jr., Executive Director of YBB Brian McPherson wrote of his appreciation for YBB’s new partnership with Marr and the initial collaboration in training young people from the local community.

“We are excited about our recent partnership with The Marr Companies. Over the past several months Marr has stepped up to be a key supporter of Youth Build Boston (YBB) in more ways than one. Marr has generously donated their time and resources to teach our students the fundamentals of Fall Protection. This class is a safety requirement in the Boston building industry as all workers are exposed to many different types of falls. This class gives our students the much-needed awareness and skills they need to keep themselves and their coworkers safe from potential exposure to serious fall hazards.

Marr has also generously donated storage space for YBB to safely store our own scaffolding. As we prepare for our next affordable housing project, we are able to navigate the logistics of our safety equipment without paying the high cost of storage rental space in Boston.

These have been two simple ways that Marr has made a tremendous impact on our mission to empower and assist underserved young people from the Boston area with the essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency and neighborhood responsibility.

We are looking forward to a long-standing relationship for many years to come!”

Brian McPherson, Executive Director, YouthBuild Boston