• Video: SLCCC Diversity Workshop Imparts ‘Fishing Lessons’

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director,  Construction Forum STL After a decade of holding its annual diversity workshop the Diversity Committee of the St. Louis Council of Construction consumers decided this year to offer something more, following the...

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  • MCA/SLCCC Teach Future Foremen Cultural Competence

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Three decades ago, as a young project manager, Deborah Henry was introduced by a superintendent to a supplier as “our token woman”.  As McCarthy’s first woman project engineer at...

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  • Video: icon Mechanical Employees Show Families ‘What We Do’

    On Saturday, June 16th, icon Mechanical hosted its first-ever “Family Fun Day” at its facility in Granite City, IL.  Not only was there barbecue, sidewalk chalk and a racecar, but this day also included tours of fabrication...

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  • Architects Tao and Lee Pay it Forward to Immigrants, Others

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Were it not for the generous spirit of a former St. Louis mayor toward a Chinese immigrant, Peter Tao and his wife Helen Lee probably never would have wound...

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  • SLCCC Diversity/Inclusion Finalists Announced

    The St. Louis Council of Construction consumers have announced the finalists for SLCCC’s 10th annual diversity/inclusion awards. The awards will be presented at SLCCC’s awards dinner gala March 6 at the Palladium. Finalists are: Organization Excellence for...

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  • SLCCC Seeks Nominees for Best Practices, Inclusion Awards

    The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers is looking for a few good men, women, organizations and projects to honor at its annual awards gala on March 6 for best practices and diversity inclusion. Best Practices Awards: The...

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  • ‘Peers, Not Mentors,’ Lesson From Diversity Workshop

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL As a practicing Christian, Russ Burns, president of Clayco knows well the maxim, “Walk the talk.” So Burns pulled himself up short recently, when exiting a meeting with group...

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  • Black Enterprise Names St. Louis Company Among Best For Diversity

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Black Enterprise released Nov. 4 its 2016 list of the “50 Best Companies for Diversity,” and one company made the list in Missouri: St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. In selecting this year’s companies,...

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  • Closing Language Gaps Can Be Life Saving for Diverse Worker Populations

    From Constructor Magazine: by Sheerin Vesin, HR Practice Lead Rosetta Stone’s Enterprise & Education Marketing Group Diversity in the construction industry has dramatically increased, according to data from The Center for Construction Research and Training. Nearly 70...

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  • Steps to Make Diversity & Inclusion a Reality

    From Linked In: by Anita Singh, a Mobile Engineer & Diversity Advocate at Shyp Over my time as an engineer, I’ve repeatedly heard some examples of efforts people make to fit in at their workplace: sending emails...

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