SOURCE: National Association of Minority Contractors and Skanska

March 09, 2007 09:12 ET

National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC-WMAC) Partners With Skanska to Present "Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Tri-Service Industry Outreach Forum" on March 14th

Opening Session Led by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Albert R. Wynn (D-MD)

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 9, 2007 --


WHO:    The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC-WMAC)
        is partnering with construction giant Skanska to host the
        "Base Realignment and Closure Tri-Service Industry Outreach
        Forum" to provide information to small and minority businesses
        for bidding on the 5-Year, $7 Billion Military Construction
        Workload Contracts for the United States Army Corps of
        Engineers (USACE) (Baltimore District), NAVY and Air Force.

        Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman
        Albert E. Wynn (D-MD) will support their efforts by presenting
        an overview at the Opening Session. The Forum will provide
        industry-specific information followed by presentations by the
        Army, Navy, Air Force, and US Small Business Administration.

WHAT:   The BRAC Tri-Service Industry Outreach Forum will be held on
        Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in
        Washington, DC from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00p.m.

        The Navy, Army and Air Force (Tri-Service) have executed a
        strategy to meet their $7 Billion military construction
        program goals by 2011.  The strategy includes sharing
        information between their programs and the industry.
        NAMC-WMAC and Skanska will assist small and minority businesses
        in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area to participate in this
        significant construction initiative.

WHERE:  Capitol Hilton Hotel
        1001 16th Street, NW
        Washington, DC  20036

WHEN:   Wednesday, March 14, 2007
        7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast
        8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  BRAC Forum
        COST:   $35.00 (Chapter Members)
                $50.00 (Non-Chapter Members)

WHY:    NAMC-WMAC and Skanska will share a comprehensive overview of
        the 5-Year, $7 Billion Military and BRAC Construction Workload
        (2007-20011) to prime contractors, minority contractors, small
        businesses, 8A-certified businesses, HBZone businesses,
        MDOT-certified businesses, among others. Their goal is to
        provide an opportunity for prime contractors and subcontractors
        to form alliances to meet the Federal subcontracting
        requirements, to address the potential shortage of qualified
        labor, to provide technical assistance for businesses and to
        obtain federal certification and to respond to project-specific
        questions. NAMC -WMAC and Skanska are committed to managing local
        and minority participation on major development projects.

        Skanska is committed to NAMC and developing a strong and lasting
        partnership with the organization and its member firms in the
        Washington D.C. / Baltimore metropolitan area. Our commitment
        stems from our philosophy of proactively identifying and
        supporting minority businesses in the communities where we work.
        We try to become involved in our local communities on a variety
        of levels. We support the growth of emerging Local/Small/Minority
        Businesses Enterprises by enhancing their development and
        knowledge through partnerships, joint-ventures and bid package
        flexibility. We look forward to the reciprocal growth of NAMC,
        its representative firms and Skanska through future opportunities
        and partnerships emerging from the Federal Government Market and
        BRAC related work.

        The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) is a
        non-profit minority business trade, educational and advocacy
        association established in 1969 to address the needs and
        concerns of minority contractors; covering 49 states, the
        District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. The Washington, DC
        Metropolitan Area Chapter (NAMC-WMAC) encompasses Washington, DC,
        Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in Maryland and Northern
        Virginia. www.namcdc.org

        Skanska USA Building Inc. is a leading national and local
        provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general
        contracting and design-build services to a broad range of U.S.
        industries including life sciences, healthcare, education,
        high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment.
        Skanska USA Building also provides pharmaceutical validation
        services to clients. The company, part of the Skanska AB global
        group of companies, is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey,
        and has approximately 3,800 employees.

        Skanska is one of the world's leading construction groups with
        expertise in construction, development of commercial and
        residential projects and public-private partnerships. The Group
        currently has 56,000 employees in selected home markets in
        Europe, in the U.S. and Latin America. Headquartered in
        Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange,
        Skanska's sales in 2006 totaled $17 billion. www.skanskausa.com

(NAMC-WMAC is non-profit organization which is tax-exempt under Section 501© (6) of the IRS Code)

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Priscilla Clarke
    Clarke & Associates
    Tel. 202-723-2200
    Email Contact

    Event Contact:
    NAMC-WMAC (National Association of Minority Contractors):
    202-678-8840
    Registration Available On-Line: www.namcdc.org

    SKANSKA
    Rockville, MD
    301-795-3100