Professional Woman’s Magazine Recognizes Turner Construction Company’s Supplier Diversity Program for Women as Best of the Best

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Turner Construction Company's Commitment to Enhancing Opportunities for Women-owned Small Businesses Earns Best of the Best Nod from Professional Women's Magazine

The work that we have accomplished together [with women-owned businesses] and the long-term relationships we’ve built with these companies and organizations helps us make a difference in the communities where we work.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce Professional Women's Magazine has recognized the Company’s long history of work with and support of women- and minority-owned small business enterprises, naming Turner on its 2013 Best of the Best list, in the category of Top Supplier Diversity Programs for Women.

“We’re proud to be recognized for the partnerships we have established with women-owned businesses. The work that we have accomplished together and the long-term relationships we’ve built with these companies and organizations helps us make a difference in the communities where we work,” said Hilton Smith, the Turner senior vice president responsible for Community Affairs.

Turner is the only construction company on the list, which is compiled from DiversityComm, Inc.’s evaluations of the nation’s Employers, Supplier Diversity Programs and Executives, Industry Leaders, Law Enforcement & Government Agencies and Colleges, Universities and MBA Schools. The evaluations also integrate findings to identify "Best of the Best" in relation to outreach and accessibility to the African American, Hispanic/Latino, Veteran and Female population. These non-biased studies are a valuable resource for the publication's readers, jobseekers, business owners, students, senior management, and consumers.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $8 billion Turner is the largest general builder in the United States, ranking first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, 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

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

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