Turner Construction Company Named Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities in America

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DiversityBusiness.com Recognizes 50 Organizations for Diversity

“It is our mission to help strengthen our local economy by providing opportunities to small, minority, and women-owned businesses." - Ken Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Mid-Atlantic

The Washington Business Journal recently released DiversityBusiness.com’s 13th annual list of the Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities. This year, Turner was included on that list as the only construction company listed among the Fortune 500 companies and Government Agencies and one of eight from the Washington Metro Area. More than 1.3 million business owners participated in the secure online survey to determine the ranking.

For the fourth year in a row, Turner achieved this honor for the company’s strong commitment to the development and utilization of minority and woman-owned businesses. With its Turner School of Construction Management, contract awards, networking, and community outreach, Turner takes every opportunity to include local small, minority or women-owned businesses. For example, this month, in partnership with the National Building Museum, Turner presented the Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The prize is the highest award presented by the company and carries a cash award of $25,000.

“It is our mission to help strengthen our local economy by providing opportunities to small, minority, and women-owned businesses. Turner is committed to the spirit of diversity and inclusion through leadership and the support of traditionally under-represented groups,” said Ken Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s Mid-Atlantic Office.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, telecommunications, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers.
For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.

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