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Diversity Programs

ABC, its chapters and member companies strive to embrace diversity as an empowering competitive advantage through education, awareness and business practices.

The national diversity committee has developed resources and tools to assist ABC members and chapters in working with America's diverse workforce. If you have any questions regarding these tools, please contact diversity@abc.org.

ABC NATIONAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT

ABC National Diversity & Inclusion Summit is a gathering of industry leaders and key stakeholders who understand the value of diversity in construction and who want to network and learn from other like-minded companies and individuals. The Diversity and Inclusion Summit will taking place at ABC's Legislative Week, June 21 in Washington, D.C. To learn more, click here.    

ABC NATIONAL DIVERSITY RESOURCE GROUPS

Diversity Resource Groups (DRGs) are voluntary associations of people who have common interests, which may center on race/ethnicity, gender, etc. These groups can play a vital role in articulating, promoting and supporting the needs and goals of their various constituencies.


Employer Guide for Diversity and Inclusion

ABC is committed to supporting industry efforts to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce and subcontractor/supplier base. ABC’s objective is to help shape an industry that is welcoming to all people—where employees and suppliers are limited only by their own potential, clients’ needs are actively served and shareholders receive value for their investment. The purpose of the Employer Guide is to provide guidance, direction, information, and reference materials for ABC member companies that are initiating or further developing an existing diversity and inclusion program. This resource is FREE to ABC members. Download a preview of the Employer Guide or request a copy of the complete guide.

ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced on March 2 that it had awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to four member companies: Hensel Phelps, Wu & Associates Inc., Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corp. and United Rentals Inc. Representatives from each company received the award during ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards program recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs. 

Awards are given out in four categories: 

  • General Contractor Over $33 million: Hensel Phelps, Greeley, Colo.General Contractor 
  • Under $33 million: Wu & Associates, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • Subcontractor: Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corp. (MEC2), Catonsville, Md.
  • Supplier & Associate: United Rentals, Inc., Stamford, Conn.
General Contractor Over $33 million
Hensel Phelps

     
General Contractor Under $33 million

Wu & Associates, Inc.


Subcontractor
Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corp. (MEC2) 

      Supplier & Associate
United Rentals, Inc.