ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to five member companies: Hensel Phelps, Wu & Associates Inc., Diversity Construction Group, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo and United Rentals Inc. Representatives from each company received the award on March 1 at ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during the association’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor our National Diversity Excellence Awards winners for their commitment to processes that embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of their business,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “These companies have created a competitive advantage by creating a framework that attracts and retains top talent from a wide variety of backgrounds into the construction industry. ABC looks forward to continuing to work with these business leaders and its Diversity Resource Groups to lead the industry forward in unlocking the full potential of every individual who chooses a career in construction.”

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 were presented in five categories:
  • General Contractor Over $33 million: Hensel Phelps, Greeley, Colo.
  • General Contractor Under $33 million: Wu & Associates, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • Small and Emerging Contractor: Diversity Construction Group, Cheshire, Conn.
  • Associate: Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Cerritos, Calif.
  • Supplier: United Rentals, Inc., Stamford, Conn.
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