Minority contractors groups enter into partnership

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Hispanic Contractors Association of North Carolina (HCAC) says it has entered in a partnership with the United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC), with the purpose of establishing a reciprocal membership agreement between the two organizations. Members of each organization will now have access and receive member benefits of both organizations.

“It is imperative that UMCNC and HCAC collaborate in helping to nurture and grow diverse businesses across the State of North Carolina, while also attracting and training the next generation of construction professionals,” Patrice Gilmore, president of the UMCNC board of directors, said in a statement. “Collectively, our membership represents the future of the industry.”

HCAC board president Renee Jones said: “Year after year we survey our members to learn more about their needs. We look for solutions and are confident that this new partnership with UMCNC will add value for both organizations’ members and create even more opportunities for unity, involvement, and progress.”

UMCNC/HCAC says in a statement it has partnered with North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)’s Office of Civil Rights to promote additional services available to members.

As a DBE certified firm in the highway construction and related industries, contractors may be eligible to receive as much as $5,000 in funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to access a number of supportive services programs administered by NCDOT. Some of those free supportive services include: business and technical assistance, business management services, bonding and financial assistance, and membership to professional trade organizations like HCAC and UMCNC.

Additional information will formally be presented at the 2018 Industry Day event at the NCSU McKimmon Center on Feb. 10.

To learn more about or register for 2018 Industry Day, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umcnc-statewide-industry-day-2018-tickets-39730918246

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