The Home Depot, UPS, Granite to sponsor NAWIC Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 14. 2013
NAWIC will hold its Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Aug. 28-31 in
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 14. 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National
Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will hold its 58^th Annual
Meeting and Educational Conference (AMEC), Aug. 28-31, in Bellevue, Wash. The
NAWIC AMEC is made possible in large part to the generous support of our
sponsors. The Blue Ribbon AMEC sponsors this year are Granite Construction,
The Home Depot and UPS.
Through its offices and subsidiaries nationwide, Granite Construction, Inc. is
one of the nation's largest infrastructure contractors and construction
materials producers. Incorporated in 1922, Granite serves public- and
private-sector clients on projects both small and large. Granite's project
teams represent some of the best in the industry, serving owners in the
transportation, power, federal, tunneling, underground, and industrial/mining
and water resources markets.
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer,
with 2,257 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal
2012, The Home Depot had sales of $74.8 billion and earnings of $4.5 billion.
The Company employs more than 300,000 associates.
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions
including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of
international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more
efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves
more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
"We are excited to have Home Depot, UPS and Granite as sponsors for our
conference," said Cindy Johnsen, NAWIC president. "These companies value their
employees and are committed to diversity in the workplace which creates a
great partnership with NAWIC."
Other NAWIC AMEC sponsors include United Rentals at the Purple Ribbon level;
Paxton Patterson and Simplex Grinnell at the Green Ribbon level; Otis Elevator
Company at the Pink Ribbon level and Caterpillar, Inc. at the White Ribbon
NAWIC's mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction
industry. The NAWIC AMEC is a powerful tool in accomplishing that goal. The
conference features more than 30 seminars and workshops targeted to women and
the construction industry. Two keynote speakers, Dawnna St. Louis, author of
"Audacious Acts of Successful Women," and Jim Roberts, president and CEO of
Granite Construction, Inc. will speak on shattering the glass ceiling and the
construction industry, the changing environment over the last decade, where
the industry is headed, and how companies need to adapt in order to grow and
Visit the NAWIC website at www.nawic.org. For more information on the NAWIC
AMEC please visit www.nawicconvention.org.
NAWIC is an international association serving 136 chapters across the United
States. It was founded in 1953 to enhance the success of women in the
construction industry as "Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas." In
1955, the charter was expanded to allow chapters to form across the country
and the National Association of Women in Construction was born. The
association has expanded to include international affiliates in Australia,
Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
SOURCE National Association of Women in Construction
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