8th Annual Greater Los Angeles
Construction & Associated Careers Day
April 14, 2016
2015 and 2016 Sponsors
ALL SPONSOR BIOGRAPHIES
WELLS FARGO : WWW.WELLSFARGO.COM
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices. We are headquartered in San Francisco, but we are decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. We do business with one in three U.S. households.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY: WWW.METRO.NET
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.
SKANSKA, USA : WWW.USA.SKANSKA.COM
Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country with expertise in construction, civil infrastructure, public-private partnerships and commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets.
Making History for Over 70 Years
Founded in 1944, Parsons has delivered landmark projects around the world. We are a global leader in diverse markets focusing on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Explore our milestones and see how we got to where we are today.
AEG : WWW.AEGWORLDWIDE.COM
Comprised of more than 50 divisions, AEG focuses and coordinates the specialized skills of each group into a powerful aggregate resource to achieve the broader goals of the company.
We're building state-of-the-art facilities around the globe. We're creating one-of-a-kind live entertainment experiences. We're distributing unique content to international audiences. We're giving fans access to world-class performances, transforming events into peak life experiences.
AECOM’s technical expertise and creative excellence come from the rich history of some of the world’s finest engineering, environmental, construction management as well as planning and design companies. From transportation, energy and water systems to positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place.
What sets us apart is our collaborative way of working globally and delivering locally. A trusted partner to our clients, we draw together teams of engineers, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmental specialists, economists, scientists, consultants, as well as cost construction, project and program managers dedicated to finding the most innovative and appropriate solutions.
Balfour Beatty : WWW.BALFOURBEATTY.COM
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. We finance, develop, build and maintain innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth.
Together with our partners and supply chain of small and large firms we finance, develop, build and maintain the vital infrastructure that we all depend on.
Kiewit : WWW.KIEWIT.COM
Kiewit had 2012 revenues of more than $11 billion and consistently ranks among the top five contractors by Engineering News-Record. We have virtually unlimited bonding capacity and are one of the few construction firms able to compete for billion-dollar mega-projects. However, our organizational system of local operating districts enables us to also take on smaller contracts. Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. The employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Nearly all construction projects are staffed by one or more owners of our company.
Swinerton Builders : WWW.SWINERTON.COM
For 125 years, Swinerton’s success has been built on a foundation of shared values. We are a 100% employee-owned company, so our people have a personal interest in the success of every project. With a culture of collaboration, we work toward a common purpose: to be the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market we serve, proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence.
Tuner Construction : WWW.TURNERCONSTRUCTION.COM
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse and numerous market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees, and community. With a staff of 5,200 employees who work on more than 1,500 projects each year, we offer clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: WWW.DOT.CA.GOV
Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration, and the Equipment Service Center.
US BANK : WWW.USBANK.COM
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $321 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,086 banking offices and 5,086 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bank can take every part of your business to new heights. From business lending to payment services. From equipment financing to commercial real estate. And, even the personal banking needs of every employee. U.S. Bank can do it with a level of service no other bank can match.
Kaiser Permanente : WWW.KAISERPERMANENTE.ORG
It takes a vast range of strengths to keep us on the leading edge of health. As a medical group, health plan, and care delivery system, we offer a wide range of career areas—from finance to radiology, nursing to sales and marketing, IT to pharmacy, and more. Come flex your skills with us.
California Community Connection Corporation
The Greater Los Angeles Career Awareness Day is a nationally recognized, annual event that exposes high school students to careers in the construction industry. Each year since its inception in 2009, we have introduced approximately 3,000 students, to the Construction industry. Students representing 40 LAUSD high schools and one community college, have participated in the annual event. We have approximately 42 exhibitors and apprenticeship program workshops provided by construction companies and local trade unions.
We are grateful to all of our sponsors:
STATE OF CA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: WWW.EDD.CA.GOV
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.
PVJOBS works to place at-risk youth, adults, veterans, and students in career-track employment in the construction and other industries. We advocate and serve as a national model for job programs, which assist this target population. PVJOBS is a nonprofit corporation that was formed in 1998 to fulfill a Los Angeles City Council mandate to provide at-risk residents with construction job opportunities at the Playa Vista development site. Over the years, PVJOBS has become a national leader for job programs serving the at-risk community. Today, PVJOBS maintains contracts with numerous development projects throughout greater Los Angeles.
Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD: WWW.CWIB.CA.GOV
All members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and represent the many facets of workforce development - business, labor, public education, higher education, economic development, youth activities, employment and training, as well as the Legislature. The State Board has adopted Sector Strategies as the statewide framework for workforce development, and is working closely with the Economic Strategy Panel, other State Agencies and departments and its 49 local Workforce Investment Boards to support the emergence of effective statewide and regionally driven sector initiatives.
Snap Marketing: WWW.SNAPMARKETING.NET
SNAP! Marketing will super charge your business and help you reach more people than your competitors and for less money too. Not bad, eh? SNAP! Marketing offers various services to help ignite your business including: website design, pay per click advertising, display advertising, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization, lead generation, printing, data sourcing and more.
South L.A. WorkSource Center is managed by UAW-Labor Employment and Training Corporation (UAW-LETC), a private, non-profit corporation with over 30 years of successful experience administering workforce programs in the Los Angeles area.
We focus primarily on the needs of L.A. community residents, partnering with community-based organizations, City and County agencies, colleges and schools, unions, and employers.
GRIFFITH COMPANY: WWW.GRIFFITHCOMPANY.NET
Building a better California. As one of California’s earliest general contractors, Griffith Company is proud to have contributed our capabilities, resources and engineering expertise to help our region grow. Since our inception over a century ago, we have maintained a reputation as a full-service contractor, dedicated to delivering on our promises. Our responsiveness, industry-leading project management, and specialized crews allow us to successfully complete a diverse list of projects, for a growing list of agencies and owners — on time and on budget.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies owned by employee shareholders across the United States, Canada, and Australia. As a diversified general contractor, PCL celebrates the past and builds for the future. Read below to discover PCL’s history: starting in Canada, expanding through the United States, and into Australia.
Dragados is the culmination of a strong entrepreneurial spirit, created over more than 70 years of activity in which thousands of people have joined efforts to shape one of the largest and most influential companies in the construction industry worldwide. It specializes in studying, designing and executing every kind of civil infrastructure or construction, paying particular attention to those projects that are more unique in their technical complexity, construction process, scale or degree of specialization. The numerous milestones achieved throughout this extensive track record demonstrate the strategic business development undertaken by the company, which yielded outstanding achievements carried out on the civil works area with special focus on transportation infrastructure, hydraulic, and underground infrastructure works.
Curtom-Dunsmuir is a minority/female-owned company general building contracting firm that specializes in project management and general construction services. Curtom-Dunsmuir has managed a wide array of construction projects in the public and private sector. These projects have included construction, and or remodel of commercial public and residential properties, including apartment complexes, , big-box retail stores , supermarkets and single-/and multi family homes and interior renovations of large public institutions. The firm is headquartered in Inglewood, California.
HATHAWAY DINWIDDIE: WWW.HDCO.COM
Where we’ve been is impressive. Where we’re going…even more so. You learn a lot over a hundred years. You also learn how to innovate and grow with the times. While we celebrate over a century in business there’s no laurel resting here. Instead, there’s an energy in our hallways and worksites that embodies our entire team. We’re always on the hunt for ways to blend our deep experience with the most current technologies and techniques. All of this is to ensure that when you partner with Hathaway Dinwiddie, you receive the full benefit of the hundred years behind us…and the anticipation of all that lies ahead.
Our mission is to be the builder of choice for certainty of delivery and outstanding value.
Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Hochtief, ACS, Flatiron, Dragados USA, and Bombardier have joined together to form the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) team to bid on the LAX Automated People Mover (APM) Project. Collectively, our team has delivered more than 785 airport projects and 45 APM- and LRT-type systems worldwide. In California alone, we occupy 27 offices employing more than 3,500 people. Individually, our companies lead the way in transportation projects across the globe. Together we will leverage our existing professional relationships, shared knowledge, established work processes, and project management systems to form a cohesive whole. Jointly, and with your help, we plan to bring to the state of California this important APM project
WALSH-SHEA CONSTRUCTION COORIDORS: www.walsh-shea-corridorconstructors.com
The Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors is comprised of Walsh, Shea, HNTB, Comstock and ARUP who have come together twho have come together to provide the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) a combination of highly experienced local and national transit resources coupled with the talent and resources of the greater LA community. This team was assembled with the single-minded focus of achieving every goal and objective that Metro has set for this project. Understanding not only the goals of Metro but the importance these goals have on the project and the community will help the Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors produce a safe project that is on-time, on-budget and creates the least amount of disruption with the highest benefit to the community.
Our commitment to translating a client's program into the envisioned built environment is unshakeable. Delivering on time and within budget is a given. Providing you with direct access to our executive team throughout the process is just, well … normal. And bringing decades of lessons learned—through diverse markets and building challenges—is what enables us to help ensure safe, smooth, completion of outstanding, enduring work.
Because we are Exclusive to California Our targeted focus allows us to easily share expertise between offices, maintain up-to-date detailed regulatory knowledge, self-perform elements of a project, and effectively reach out to local businesses. Our employees and subcontractors live in the communities where we build.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College advances communities through pathways to academic, career, and transfer success that empower students to achieve career technical certificates, associate degrees, transfer, and employment. LATTC will be a global leader known for effectively incorporating leading-edge theories, proven educational practices, hands-on experiences, and technology into our career-technical and professional programs, as well as transfer pathways. LATTC graduates will be in high demand. Many will become community, business and innovation leaders.
LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS: www.lawa.org
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports. Both play an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo and general aviation service. Both airports make a distinct contribution to the strength of the system as it provides a high level of safety, security and service for its customers, communities and stakeholders.
Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For over a century, we have been transforming the ideas and visions of our clients into award-winning projects. We build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics, and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.