"It is important that the new Minnesota Stadium be built by Minnesota companies and by Minnesota workers," said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. "Mortenson/Thor representatives will be traveling statewide to make sure that the Minnesota construction industry is aware of what opportunities exist to be part of this historic project."
The legislation enabling the construction of a new stadium sets goals for minority and women owned business participation of 11% and 9% owned businesses respectively. The legislation also sets goals for workforce participation of 32% minority and 6% women in the construction phase. The Construction Services Agreement Equity Plan also establishes a Veterans Inclusion Program to include veteran owned businesses and veterans in the workforce of construction of the new stadium.
"We will be traveling the state to share information about this exceptional project with all interested specialty contractors and suppliers," said John Wood, Senior Vice President of Mortenson Construction. "We want to ensure that we get the word out to all potential vendors and contractors that there are many opportunities to get involved."
Mortenson/Thor Information Sessions (All events will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm)
July 29, 2013 – Minneapolis– International Market Square, Studio 185, 275 Market Street, Minneapolis. (612-338-6250)
August 6, 2013 - Rochester– Marriott, Ballroom II, 101 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester. (507-280-6000)
August 7, 2013 – Duluth– Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods, Moorish Room, 231 East Superior Street, Duluth. (218-722-7466)
August 8, 2013 – Mankato– City Center Hotel, Hughes Johnson Banquet Room, 101 East Main Street, Mankato. (877-345-5577)