Smith Flooring Inc. was named as the 2019 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Smith Flooring was honored for its commitment to employing individuals from the underserved communities of the Delaware Valley where the company operates. Smith Flooring also developed a workshop called Smith Shop that gives students, emerging professionals, and local community members an opportunity to become tomorrow’s building leaders.
“[The Diversity & Inclusion Awards] honor member firms and chapters that have established exceptional programs dedicated to expanding the diversity – and with it the strength – of the construction industry,” said Dirk Elsperman, AGC’s president and executive vice president and chief operations officer of Tarlton Corporation in St. Louis, MO. “Diversity and inclusion is about much more than just hiring different people. It is about creating a new mindset and a new culture within your firms.”
AGC’s Diversity & Inclusion Awards are evaluated by a diverse panel of judges, representing all aspects of construction, and based on three criteria: corporate commitment to diversity & inclusion, workforce diversity & inclusion initiatives, and subcontractor/supply chain diversity & inclusion initiatives.