NSBE recognizes Turner with Golden Torch Award for educational outreach and community partnership

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recognized the company with a Corporate Education Partnership Award.

The Golden Torch Awards recognize and honor individuals, organizations, and institutions that have enriched the engineering and construction industry with their intelligence, talent, and vision, and distinguished themselves by advancing opportunities for African Americans. Through the Turner School for Construction Management and YouthForce 2020, Turner strives to foster curiosity, inspire passion, and provide support and guidance to people in the construction industry.

Reflecting on the recognition, and on Turner’s long history of productive partnership with NSBE, Sonia Irving, a purchasing agent with Turner and NSBE member said, “Our relationship with NSBE does more than give Turner access to a great pool of hire candidates, it demonstrates to our clients and partners how committed we are to working with organizations that are doing good things in the community. I always like to see people that are doing great work get recognized.”

Additionally, NSBE recognized Glenn Dickerson, a superintendent in Turner’s Philadelphia office, with a Young Technical Professional Member on the Move award.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $10 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business.

With about 53,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 22 billion in FY 2014, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.de/press.