October 27, 2014

Barton Malow Honored with Two Supplier Diversity Awards

Southfield, MI –– Barton Malow is honored to have recently been awarded two Supplier Diversity awards - the 2014 “Emerging” - Excellence in Supplier Diversity award from the Women’s Business Council Enterprise (WBEC) – Great Lakes, and the 2014 Corporation of the Year – Construction award from the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). Both award programs are designed to identify and recognize those corporations that have outstanding supplier diversity programs which result in the inclusion of certified women business owners and minority business owners in their supply chain.

Business diversity is an integral part of Barton Malow’s core values and strategic planning. For over 30 years, Barton Malow Supplier Diversity Program has been centered on creating opportunities for minority firms and ensuring their success through providing resources, educational workshops and mentoring. We are continually innovating ways to assist minority firms in growing capacity and expanding their capabilities within the construction industry.

Barton Malow has been named Corporation of the Year, Construction Sector by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council for the 9 out of the last 10 years. Barton Malow was among the first of the inaugural recipients to receive the “Emerging” - Excellence in Supplier Diversity award from the Women’s Business Council Enterprise (WBEC) – Great Lakes.

“Our diversity team works tirelessly in our efforts to reach out to the minority, small and women-owned businesses to provide partnering and bidding opportunities and assist them in growing their capacity. We are proud to have received recognition of our efforts by two different premier supplier diversity organizations” said Dannis Mitchell, Barton Malow’s Diversity Manager.

About Women’s Business Council Enterprise
The WBEC – Great Lakes provides nationally recognized women’s business enterprise certification to businesses that are at least 51% owned, controlled, operated and independent by a woman or women. WBEC-Great Lakes currently has 1,000 certified women business owners in Michigan and Indiana and have 84 corporate members that have a commitment to do business with women business owners.

About Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
MMSDC is committed to driving economic growth within minority communities. The MMSDC advances this mission by facilitating over $20 billion annually in business contracts between corporations and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). The MMSDC certifies minority businesses, provides MBEs with access to procurement opportunities, and develops capacity for minority business development.

About Barton Malow Company
Barton Malow Company provides construction services for a variety of delivery methods as well as capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity through the ability to self-perform trades and technology.

Celebrating our 90th Anniversary in 2014, Barton Malow Company leads North American as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, energy, federal, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities, our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities.

We build innovative solutions through engaging technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD) applied to our work everyday. Our team includes over 1,800 people throughout 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer.

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