Buyers of our clients’ products and services come from different walks of life. The subcontractors we hire to construct facilities on behalf of those clients should reflect a comparable level of diversity.
Walbridge makes it a point to get minority business owners, women who own businesses, and veterans offering services and products “into the game.” We have initiated special programs throughout the nation in order to make these businesses aware of all the opportunities Walbridge has to offer.
Our in-house Supplier Diversity Trade Fairs bring together qualified minority business enterprises (MBEs), women business enterprises (WBEs) and veteran-owned firms with our Detroit-based estimators, procurement specialists, business development managers, and company executives. By learning more about the capabilities and skills these business owners possess, we are better able to make the right match with the requirements of individual projects.
Oftentimes when we secure a new project, either in Michigan or out of state, we host events targeting local subcontractors. We work with local economic development and related organizations to bring in a diverse group of subs and vendors with local ties. A growing number of these resources are owned and operated by minority business owners, women, and veterans.
MBEs, WBEs and veteran-owned business representatives can prequalify to be added to our supplier database and learn about current opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should you need additional information or have other questions related to the certified section, please call 313-963-8000 and ask to speak to our Manager of Supplier Diversity.
To become a certified WBE through Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), please visit the WBENC web site. If your business is located in Michigan, you can visit the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Great Lakes web site.