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Celebrate Construction Inclusion Week with Turner Construction Company

Turner Construction — Iowa

October 11, 2023

Join us during Construction Inclusion Week — Oct. 16 – 20 — for a Meetup in honor of supplier diversity on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5 Borough Bages, 11101 Plum Dr. in Urbandale. Whether you are minority-owned, black-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disadvantaged, disabled, LGBTQ or a small business contractor, we at Turner Construction – Iowa want to meet and learn about you! We’re always looking for ways to build connections with our local UBE businesses and learn how we as an industry can better help set you up for success.

Enjoy breakfast on us as you meet Iowa leadership and learn about the great things Turner is working on. Take advantage of the opportunity to not only meet the General Contractor but also showcase your business with pride.

Meet Turner Construction Company

Construction Inclusion Week

Construction Inclusion Week is the first effort to harness the collective power of general contractors, specialty contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Initially launched in 2021 as an industry-wide awareness initiative, Construction Inclusion Week aims to build awareness of the need to improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry by providing content and resources.

Supplier diversity is vital to the sustainability of the construction industry. The demographics of the United States are rapidly changing, and our industry must also change in order to grow and thrive. From our workforce to our customers to our supply chain and trade partners, every aspect of our industry is becoming more diverse, and the future of construction will be very different from the past. Supplier diversity represents a necessary turning point in how we operate as an industry.

For more information about this annual celebration, please visit constructioninclusionweek.com/about.

RSVP Today

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to connect, indulge on delicious food and potentially win some prizes. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at 5 Borough Bagels; 11101 Plum Dr, Urbandale, Iowa 50322.

Lock in your spot by registering at this link below:


We look forward to building lasting relationships and providing guidance for future business opportunities.

Greater Des Moines (DSM) welcomes diverse talent to the region. As one of the fastest growing business communities, inclusion and attracting diverse talent in the workplace is a key strategy of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Learn more here.

Pearlita Gaskin

Pearlita Gaskin is the Community Engagement Senior Program Specialist for Turner Construction Company in Iowa. Her primary focus involves Economic and Workforce Development, Youth Engagement and Community Service.