Fred Whitford has been working for Graham BFI on the Sturgeon Refinery Project since January 2015. He has been working in carpentry for over 42 years and has been a union member for about 30 years. Fred’s father was also a carpenter, and got him his first job when he was 15 with Brown & Root. He grew up in Fort St. John and moved to Redwater 3 years ago in order to be a part of the Sturgeon Refinery project and appreciates being home every night. In his spare time, Fred enjoys building things and recently built a crib board that was auctioned off on site to raise money for an injured co-worker. If Fred could go back in time he would become a crane operator, he has a great deal of respect for them and the heavy lifts that they do.