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Michigan Corps. Honored For Diversity

 DETROIT  -- The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) announced the 'Corporate ONE' award winners for its supplier diversity program which drives procurement opportunities with minority business owners.

The 2010 MMSDC Corporate ONE Winners:
AAA
Aisin World Corp. of America
Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Aristeo Construction
ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Automatic Spring Products Corp
Barton Malow Company
Beaumont Hospitals
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Butzel Long
Chrysler Group LLC
Cintas Corporation
Comau, Inc.
Comerica Bank
Continental, North America
Delphi
Detroit Medical Center
DTE Energy
EEI Global
Ford Motor Company
GE Healthcare
Grand Rapids Community College
Haworth
Henry Ford Health System
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kellogg Company
Kelly Services, Inc.
Lear Corporation
PPG Industries
Steelcase, Inc.
St. John Providence Health System
Toyota Boshoku America
Toyota Motor Engr. & Mfg. NA, Inc.
Trinity Health
University of Michigan
Visteon Corporation
Walbridge
Wayne State University

"Less than ten percent of our corporate members earn the Corporate ONE award. These companies are leaders in their industry, community and in their supply chain. They provide real opportunities to diverse suppliers and contribute to our local economy. We are pleased to honor them for their outstanding achievements," said Louis Green, MMSDC President and CEO.

Criteria for the 'Corporate ONE' award include having an established minority/diversity supplier development program; reporting minority purchases on a quarterly basis; membership in the MMSDC's Project ONE, which is an initiative to aid minority businesses in becoming competitive bidders for corporate contracts; and sponsoring the MMPC Trade Fair or other major MMSDC event. The following corporations have won each year for the past ten years: Alberici Constructors, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Chrysler Group LLC; Comerica Bank; Continental North America; Delphi; Detroit Medical Center; Ford Motor Company; Kelly Services, Inc.; Steelcase, Inc.; Walbridge; and Wayne State University.

About MMSDC
Founded in 1977, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) was formerly known as the Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC). MMSDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with more than 1,300 certified minority businesses and over 300 corporate members working to further its mission to certify minority businesses; provide access to procurement opportunities; and develop capacity for minority business development. The MMSDC was recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as "Council of the Year" 2010 and 2007 for its work with major corporations to promote minority business development and growth.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

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