ST. LOUIS, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- INTREN and Trice Construction, a Chicago-based minority contractor, have officially started work with Ameren Corporation to rebuild and upgrade manholes in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Trice Construction will serve as a subcontractor for INTREN for the first year of this multi-year blanket contract. INTREN will provide professional guidance and leadership throughout the year, assisting Trice Construction in their efforts to become a prime contractor.
Last year, INTREN received Ameren Corporation's first "Corporate Partner of the Year" award for its mentorship of Trice Construction. This award recognizes companies for their efforts to proactively support, mentor and provide the necessary resources to minority diversified companies.
"It is an honor to work with a company such as INTREN and Trice Construction that are willing to lend a helping hand," said INTREN's St. Louis-based Account Manager, Steve Littrell. "All of us at INTREN take pride in our culture of stewardship and diversity mentorship program. It is a program like this that helps us stand out and grow diversity within the industry."
As a result of the diversity mentorship program, INTREN has vetted over 70 suppliers and worked with 42, two of which achieved prime contractor status.
Last year, INTREN successfully mentored Trice Construction during a project in downtown Chicago, Illinois. With its civil construction workload increasing, INTREN introduced Trice Construction to Ameren Corporation to help the minority contractor achieve prime contractor status. Ameren Corporation serves approximately 2.4 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customers between Missouri and Illinois.
For more than 25 years, INTREN has been an innovative solution partner, dedicated to building and maintaining the infrastructure of the energy industry. The company's culture of stewardship guides INTREN to care for others' priorities as if they were their own. Through an unwavering commitment to safety, integrity, customer focus and employee empowerment, the company has succeeded in offering turnkey services to a long list of satisfied clients. As an industry leader, INTREN is proud to serve many of the country's foremost utility companies, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. For more about INTREN, visit INTREN.com.