Dallas, Texas (PressExposure) March 03, 2011 -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, has been honored by DiversityBusiness.com, a leading multicultural B2B Web site, in their 11th annual Div50 list. Recognizing top U.S. corporations, DiversityBusiness tracks companies that provide the best and most consistent opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses.
The Div50 is a respected compilation of the top 50 corporate and organizational buyers of diversity products and services throughout the U.S., and the winners are honored for their dedication to providing opportunities to women, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and other multicultural groups in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services.
More than 750,000 women- and minority-owned businesses had the opportunity to vote for companies that consistently provide quality business opportunities for multicultural companies. In a secure online election, the winners were selected from a large field of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.
According to Abrar Sheriff, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction, "Turner has a long and dedicated track record of utilizing minority- and women-owned business enterprises - a business practice we believe in as a company and as individuals. We appreciate being recognized for our commitment to the ongoing support of equal opportunity within the business community."
Turner Construction and the other winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com's 11th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place April 19- 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord National Resorts and Convention Center, also one of Turner's key projects in the Washington D.C. area.