Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Turner Construction Company has joined as its newest Corporate Member.
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. Turner Construction’s presence in Canada began in 1951 with headquarters in Toronto and offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Yellowknife.
“Turner Construction is thrilled to partner with WBE Canada. This partnership will accelerate our Community Partnership initiatives as well as our pursuit of Diversity in our procurement process” said Kelly DeGurse, Human Resources Director for all of Canada. “We are excited for the introduction to women-owned businesses that we were previously not aware of and making use of their services. We have already had success partnering with a WBE Recruiter which provides us with access to a varied stream of talent. We are pleased to join a community of people with like minds who are pursuing similar objectives.”
“It is incredibly exciting to have Turner Construction join WBE Canada as a corporate member, expanding the Real Estate and Construction opportunities for certified WBEs in this sector” said Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada. “Canadian women-owned enterprises in the construction industry are bringing incredible expertise, innovation and valuable resources to supply chains in this space and we look forward to working with Turner’s robust supplier diversity program and procurement teams in order to expand the many opportunities for WBEs in one of Canada’s largest construction companies.”
About Turner Construction
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. Canadian Turner Construction began in 1951 and annually delivers nearly $250 Million in construction in the Toronto marketplace and nearly $1 Billion of construction revenue across Canada.with nearly 930 employees.
Turner fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion in which all employees contribute creative ideas, seek challenges, and have the opportunity to grow. Their diverse and inclusive workforce positions the company to grow, enhancing its presence in diverse markets, building enduring relationships with its industry partners, and clients. Turner also recognizes the importance of innovation and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.. A key element of the company’s vision is to develop and embrace emerging technologies and processes.
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
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