WOW! New figures in regarding minority participation for our building project!
December 18th, 2008
On the heels of my last blog entry, http://tinyurl.com/62sp4e, came a pleasant surprise and frankly these days, pleasant surprises are really welcomed! Bill Pursifull, from Fryling Construction sent me an email yesterday and noted the following: From all the on-site labor hours, minority participation made up 49% of the total hours worked. Fryling's commitment when we started this project was to use an on-site workforce of 25%, minimum. Documentation was included as well. To say I'm thrilled would be an understatement! The fact of the matter is that minority participation was important to us as was the hiring of minority owned firms for the nuts and bolts of the renovation. Cultural competency - a diverse work force - inclusion - are all key drivers that are valued at the GRCF and make this community stronger. This is a significant piece of news and I repeat - thank you to Curt Mulder, Bill Pursifull, Mike Stolk and the entire Fryling team. You listened - you delivered and the building renovation is beautiful! Our new home has seen active use since we moved in on October 17th and it is truly a center for community philanthropy! Thank you!