In late August, ProMedica officials explained to Toledo City Council how minority business owners are playing a strong role in creating the health system’s new headquarters.
According to La Prensa, Ohio and Michigan’s oldest and largest Latino/Hispanic newspaper, ProMedica officials updated the city council on construction progress and where they stand on meeting their minority inclusion goals.
Work on the downtown Toledo riverbank headquarters project is more than halfway complete, and the project appears to be on course to hit its stated 15 percent minority inclusion rate on all construction and supplier contracts.
Overall, the project has three components – renovation of the steam plant, renovation of the former Key Bank downtown headquarters and the construction of a new parking garage.
John Jones, ProMedica vice president of diversity and inclusion, told council that minority or women-owned businesses successfully bid on 16.2 percent of the contracts for the steam plant. The number increased to 18 percent on the former Key building. Minority or women-owned contractors and suppliers won 15.7 percent of parking garage contracts.
The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to supply minority and female construction workers to this important and historic project. Through a commitment to diversity and inclusion, the building trades strive to represent the northwest Ohio community entirely.
Our members are highly skilled and highly trained, making them the perfect fit for work on this vital project because they will not only work safely but do the job right the first time.
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