USM, Inc. Holds Supplier Diversity Summit
---EMCOR Company Committed to Fostering a Diverse Workforce---
NORRISTOWN, PA, September 25, 2013 – USM, Inc. recently held a Supplier Diversity Summit at its headquarters in Norristown, PA.
The purpose of the Summit was to inform USM's suppliers and subcontractors about benefits of attaining Minority/Women/Veteran Business (MWVBE) certification and on the prerequisites required to become certified. As part of the program, subcontractors learned how certification may help grow their business. Also, veterans and service-disabled veterans were able to get verified for certification on the spot by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A leading national provider of interior and exterior facilities maintenance programs, USM is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.
"USM has a strong commitment to diversity and, as a corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse workforce within USM and the companies we engage," stated Ivan Dubow, Chief Operating Officer, USM. "USM's Supplier Diversity Summit recognized the services of certified subcontractors and their support for USM and its customers. USM plans to hold annual Summits as part of ongoing efforts to support greater MWVBE participation of suppliers and MWVBE companies with proven performance records."
As part of a comprehensive program of presentations by experts and events, the Supplier Diversity Summit included an overview of USM's capabilities for ensuring diversity, from tracking to reporting and measuring tools. In addition, USM customers also presented on the importance of their supplier diversity programs.
About USM, Inc.
USM is a leading provider of essential facilities maintenance services, including interior and exterior services and electrical, mechanical and plumbing services, to national and regional commercial customers that typically maintain more than 100 sites across wide geographic areas. With its highly developed, proprietary network of over 11,000 service partners, USM delivers consistent facilities maintenance services across a nationwide footprint for approximately 150 customers in over 75,000 locations in all 50 states and Canada. Headquartered in Norristown, PA with offices in Red Bank, NJ and Ventura, CA, USM is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2013 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the "World's Most Admired" and "Best Managed". EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company's strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com
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