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Floor Focus - Project Spotlight

When the Army Corps of Engineers began transforming an old Memphis, Tennessee building into an overflow hospital for COVID-19 patients in April, one of the first things that needed to be addressed was flooring - and fast.   Read More Read More

New Memphis program encourages more students to pursue careers in construction

About 200 more Memphis students will be able to work toward certification in construction jobs next year thanks to a two-year state grant and an additional curriculum announced Tuesday. The after-school program, known as Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training, or PACT, is Gov. Bill Lee’s latest push to train more high school students to enter careers straight out of high school in ... Read More

Memphis leaders celebrate diversity as they look toward completion of convention center renovation

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, members of Memphis City Council, and the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises community got together Wednesday to celebrate diversity. The group gathered at the Cook Convention Center to congratulateeach other for efforts in providing meaningful diverse participation in the MemphisConvention Center renovation project.   Read More   Read More

Nearly $50M spent on minority, women-owned businesses for Memphis convention center renovations

The number of minority and women-owned businesses working on the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation is the largest in the city’s history. “This project took us to the next level of our business,” said Jennifer Ransom, president of The Ransom Group, Inc. Ransom’s company is one of 14 minority and women-owned businesses working as subcontractors for the convention c... Read More

Paying Ransom

What did it take for Jennifer Ransom to secure the capital she needed to help her business grow? Investing in her network and connections.   Read More Read More

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