PCI recognizes International Women’s Day

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute joined other organizations around the world in recognizing March 8 as International Women’s Day. The event is aimed at increasing awareness about issues impacting women’s equality; calling out inequality while working to forge positive action; recognizing where important gains are being made; and, celebrating women’s accomplishments. 

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Six-figure grant advances Vulcan Diversity & Inclusion Council goals

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

A $500,000 Vulcan Materials Company Foundation grant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in key areas of the Southeast provides a) Scholarships and internships for students who win “pitch competitions,” to be judged by university leadership and members of Vulcan Materials’ Diversity & Inclusion Council; b) opportunities for students to improve innovation and infrastructure that businesses, higher education and government can support; c) company internships potentially leading to full-time employment; and, d) enhanced facility spaces that turn traditional college work spaces into tech-friendly study halls.

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