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Dec 28, 2010, 14:42 ET from Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

2010 Corporate ONE Award Winners Announced

DETROIT, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) announced the 'Corporate ONE' award winners for its supplier diversity program which drives procurement opportunities with minority business owners.

The 2010 MMSDC Corporate ONE Winners:


Aisin World Corp. of America

Alberici Constructors, Inc.

Aristeo Construction

ArvinMeritor, Inc.

Automatic Spring Products Corp

Barton Malow Company

Beaumont Hospitals

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Butzel Long

Chrysler Group LLC

Cintas Corporation

Comau, Inc.

Comerica Bank

Continental, North America


Detroit Medical Center

DTE Energy

EEI Global

Ford Motor Company

GE Healthcare

Grand Rapids Community College


Henry Ford Health System

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Kellogg Company

Kelly Services, Inc.

Lear Corporation

PPG Industries

Steelcase, Inc.

St. John Providence Health System

Toyota Boshoku America

Toyota Motor Engr. & Mfg. NA, Inc.

Trinity Health

University of Michigan

Visteon Corporation


Wayne State University

"Less than ten percent of our corporate members earn the Corporate ONE award. These companies are leaders in their industry, community and in their supply chain. They provide real opportunities to diverse suppliers and contribute to our local economy. We are pleased to honor them for their outstanding achievements," said Louis Green, MMSDC President and CEO.

Criteria for the 'Corporate ONE' award include having an established minority/diversity supplier development program; reporting minority purchases on a quarterly basis; membership in the MMSDC's Project ONE, which is an initiative to aid minority businesses in becoming competitive bidders for corporate contracts; and sponsoring the MMPC Trade Fair or other major MMSDC event. The following corporations have won each year for the past ten years: Alberici Constructors, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Chrysler Group LLC; Comerica Bank; Continental North America; Delphi; Detroit Medical Center; Ford Motor Company; Kelly Services, Inc.; Steelcase, Inc.; Walbridge; and Wayne State University.


Founded  in  1977,  the  Michigan  Minority  Supplier  Development  Council  (MMSDC)  was  formerly  known  as  the Michigan  Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC).   MMSDC  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with more than  1,300  certified  minority businesses and  over  300 corporate members working to further  its  mission to certify minority businesses; provide access to procurement opportunities; and develop capacity for minority business development. The MMSDC was recognized by the National  Minority  Supplier Development Council as "Council of the Year" 2010 and 2007 for its work with major corporations to promote minority business development and growth. Visit the MMSDC's website at

SOURCE Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council