Orlando, Florida – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, today announced that its subsidiary, James A. Cummings, Inc., has been recognized as Corporation of the Year by the Central North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (cnFMSDC). This award recognizes the firm’s leadership in implementing diversity development programs, a proven commitment to MWBE's, and ongoing mentoring of small and developing businesses. The award was presented during the cnFMSDC’s 30th Annual Business Opportunity Fair & Conference in Orlando.
“We are extremely pleased that cnFMSDC has selected Cummings as its Corporation of the Year, a prestigious award recognizing commitment to diversity development,” says Rob Maphis, Vice President/Branch Manager for Cummings. “We are proud of the steps our firm continues to take to open doors for small and minority-owned businesses through our corporate-wide diversity development program, and we are honored that the Council has acknowledged our efforts.”
Cummings has been an active member of the cnFMSDC for over a decade. The Council’s mission is to provide a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned business enterprises. The cnFMSDC, which is an affiliate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), is a corporate member organization whose primary objective is to help corporations with their supplier diversity efforts.
Since its founding 1981, Cummings has had a history of involving small, developing and minority businesses in its projects. The company has a formalized mentor-protégé program that assists minority and woman-owned firms in building their businesses by enabling them to work closely with key Cummings personnel, other business leaders, and professional organizations. The company has implemented diversity development and mentoring initiatives at a number of organizations, demonstrating leadership in assisting public owners with their programs.