Brasfield & Gorrie Observes Diversity and Inclusion Week 2015
October 8, 2015
Company aims to raise awareness, share best practices as part of commitment to building strength through diversity and inclusion
Birmingham, Ala. (October 7, 2015) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company is observing Diversity and Inclusion Week as part of its commitment to building strength through diversity and inclusion.
During the week of October 11-17, 2015, the company will share messages designed to help raise awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion within the construction industry as well as to share best practices and continue reinforcing an inclusive culture.
Brasfield & Gorrie embraces diversity and inclusion as a way to build strength with a top-down commitment from company leadership, employee-led initiatives, projects that maximize diverse participation and support of organizations that promote diversity and inclusion within the industry.
“We are committed to building strength through diversity and inclusion in our company, people, partnerships and communities,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Chief Operating Officer Jeff Stone. “Our observation of Diversity and Inclusion Week aims to highlight the critical importance of diversity and inclusion within the construction industry and to spark meaningful dialogue on this important issue.”
Brasfield & Gorrie’s efforts embody a proactive approach, addressing an opportunity to enhance diversity in the construction industry, which has traditionally struggled with low participation of women and minorities. Facing a looming labor shortage, the industry’s ability to recruit a diverse workforce will be critical to moving the industry forward and ensuring its sustainability in the future.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2014 revenues were $2.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2015.