Southern Research, Brasfield & Gorrie seek minority vendors for $84M biotech center

March 19, 2022

“In drafting plans for a new biotech center on its Birmingham campus, Southern Research is working with its general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, to maximize opportunities for Black- and women-owned firms,” the Birmingham Times reported.

“Brasfield & Gorrie has great structures in place to maximize opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned firms,” said Southern Research President and CEO Josh Carpenter. “Although we’re still early in the process, we’re encouraging potential vendors and contractors to get in the pipeline now.”

Brasfield & Gorrie’s EQUIP program offers small and minority trade contractors access to educational workshops on industry best practices, as well as information on upcoming projects and networking opportunities.

The newspaper article said, “Southern Research’s new facility will be a research center that focuses on infectious diseases like COVID-19 as well as chronic diseases that threaten the health of Alabama. It will be the first new building on Southern Research’s campus since 1977.”

Learn more in an article from the Birmingham Times.