• North County, Inc. Honors Negwer, Lester

    Negwer Materials’  Scott Negwer and Clayco’s Dan Lester are among leaders begin recognized for their contributions to the North County region at North County Inc.’s 42nd Annual Leadership Breakfast, May 10 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport....

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  • SLCCC Honors Forum Co-Founder, PEOPLE, Sultan, Best Practices

    The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers recognized Construction Forum STL Co-Founder Tom Finan as  “inclusion champion” at its 2019 Awards Gala held Monday evening (April 1) at the Missouri Botanical Garden. PEOPLE of Construction was recognized...

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  • Howard Hayes Named President of RUCC M/WBE Incubator Board

    Howard Hayes, longtime stalwart of construction industry diversity and inclusion, has been named president of the board of directors of the Regional Union Construction Center (RUCC). The RUCC is a construction-focused business incubator for minority and women...

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  • Clayco Exec on Adding Diversity in Construction: ‘You Have to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone’

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  The construction industry is searching for its own fountain of youth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of a person working in the construction industry is 42,...

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  • City, County, Airport, MSD Reps to Address “Good Faith Efforts” This Friday

    This Friday (Feb. 22) officials from the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Lambert St. Louis International Airport, and the Metropolitan Sewer District will present their organizations’ perspectives on what constitutes “good faith efforts” in construction...

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  • Building a Strong Industry for the Future: Workforce Diversity in Construction

    by Scott Wittkop, President & Chief Operating Officer, McCarthy Holdings, Inc. How will the construction industry address the ongoing shortage of talent at all levels?  One answer is as simple as it is compelling: tap into a broader...

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  • Building a House for Diversity in St. Louis

    From The St. Louis American:  A few years ago, I read the book, “Building a House for Diversity” by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., a renowned Harvard professor and diversity scholar. Thomas begins the book with a fable...

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  • 3 Requirements for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

    From Gallup:  The past two years have been marked by an uptick in awareness of the many challenges organizations and society face in identifying and truly understanding the unique differences among people. From the #MeToo movement to various...

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  • An AEC Mentoring Experience for Hazelwood School District Students

    by Amy Phillips and Marvin Johnson In July, CannonDesign collaborated with Construction Management Partners (CMP), diversity consultant for the BJC HealthCare Diversity & Inclusion Program, to host a Shadow Day for several local high school students from...

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  • SIUE Receives 2018 Higher Excellence in Diversity Award

    From RiverBender:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. SIUE joins a select group of...

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