Mortenson and five other industry giants make national push for diversity in construction
As published in Star Tribune
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Excerpt of the full article by Dee DePass

"In the wake of George Floyd's murder, Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction and five other national builders will launch the first industrywide Construction Inclusion Week in October in hopes of bringing more diversity to the industry. 

The inaugural event will run Oct. 18-22 with participation by scores of construction firms across the country.

Most are expected to host job site and online events, educational meetings, goal-setting sessions and social media campaigns designed to help construction executives adopt best practices for hiring more women and minority employees and more diverse suppliers.

Diversity discussion topics include leadership and accountability, unconscious bias, supplier diversity, job site culture and community outreach and philanthropy. 

The new effort is a start at marking positive change in the industry for generations of workers to come, said Dan Johnson, chief executive and president of Mortenson."

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